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Amsterdam's new AIDSmonument is counting down until we find a cure

Amsterdam's new AIDSmonument is counting down until we find a cure | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The Dutch Capital's new AIDSmonument is now counting the days until a cure is found and HIV and AIDS have left our world for good
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Blue Ribbon Boys: LGBT Journalist Cristian Galarza Fights Against HIV Stigma

Blue Ribbon Boys: LGBT Journalist Cristian Galarza Fights Against HIV Stigma | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
We find ourselves inspired by the amazing work of Cristian Galarza, a Mexican advocate and a #BlueRibbonBoy.
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Switching course, Gilead markets HIV drug for prevention

Switching course, Gilead markets HIV drug for prevention | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Gilead Sciences Inc has begun marketing its HIV treatment Truvada in a way thousands of consumers already use it - to prevent infection with the virus that causes AIDS.

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The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement

The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

A question has always hung over the reaction of gay men to the plague that terrorized and decimated them in the 1980s and 1990s: Why did they not surrender? They came of age in an era of intense stigma; and AIDS, as many Christian fundamentalists gleefully noted, appeared almost as confirmation that the wages of sin are death. They were surrounded by a culture that emphatically believed that they had asked for this, that mass death was, as National Review put it, “retribution for a repulsive vice.” How did they not entirely internalize this? Why, after a brief moment of liberation in the 1970s, did they not crawl back into the closet and die?


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David France’s remarkable book tries to answer that question. It’s the prose version of France’s Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name — and somehow manages to pack all the emotional power of that film with far more granular detail and narrative force. I doubt any book on this subject will be able to match its access to the men and women who lived and died through the trauma and the personal testimony that, at times, feels so real to someone who witnessed it that I had to put this volume down and catch my breath.

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Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Last night, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised more than 3.15 million at its 15th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean. American Airlines, BVLGARI, Fiore Group, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation – Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Sands Bethlehem, and Steve Tisch served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit. The star-studded evening was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Charlie Mortimer: My three decades living with HIV

Charlie Mortimer: My three decades living with HIV | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
In January 1986, then aged 33 and after suffering a number of unpleasant and unexplained illnesses, my long suffering GP broke it to me that I was infected with what was then called ARC (Aids Related Complex).
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I’ve just been diagnosed HIV-Positive: Now what?

I’ve just been diagnosed HIV-Positive: Now what? | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
I don’t know what else to do other than tell you my story. Maybe that will help me. Maybe it can help you
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How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV

How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Grindr, a dating app for gay men, is found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection, according to a recent study.
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Backlash over potential Grindr HIV profile filter

Backlash over potential Grindr HIV profile filter | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

THE minds behind gay networking app Grindr are reportedly considering adding a feature so users can filter potential matches based on their HIV status.


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Why Latin American HIV prevention matters

Why Latin American HIV prevention matters | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Why Latin American HIV prevention matters. Dr Tony Furlong explains why Latin American men are a focus for HIV prevention initiatives.
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HIV Treatment Works: CDC Launches Campaign Featuring People Living With HIV

HIV Treatment Works: CDC Launches Campaign Featuring People Living With HIV | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

With the input of more than 100 people living with HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an updated ad campaign called “HIV Treatment Works.” The message: If you’re HIV positive, get treatment early and stick with it.

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Multiple people living with HIV featured in the HIV Treatment Works campaign talk about how being on HIV treatment has helped them to live well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV Treatment Works campaign for people living with HIV features the stories of individuals talking about how sticking to HIV treatment helps them stay healthy, protect others, do what they love, and live a longer, healthier life.

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AIDS in the '80s: The rise of a new civil rights movement

AIDS in the '80s: The rise of a new civil rights movement | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
In the 1980s, when Dr. Jesse Peel was in his 40s, he realized something startling: The gay community organizer and psychiatrist in Atlanta had lost more of his contemporaries than his aging mother at the time.
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AIDS Taught Me Sex Was Deadly. A Pill Changed That.

AIDS Taught Me Sex Was Deadly. A Pill Changed That. | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

In late 2014 I received an email from one of New York City's largest sex parties for gay men. Usually, the email would have contained this: a time, an address, a dress code, the price. The party had long been condoms-only, but a new safe-sex provision had just been added: "If you do have condomless sex it is assumed that you are on PrEP/Truvada or undetectable."


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The Survivors: still alive with HIV

The Survivors: still alive with HIV | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

When they were diagnosed, HIV/AIDS was seen as a death sentence: the Grim Reaper. But medical science eventually found ways to hold AIDS back. Long-term survivors, some now feeling a survivor’s guilt, recall preparing to die – and remember the many who did.


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The reinvention of radical protest: life on the frontline of the AIDS epidemic

The reinvention of radical protest: life on the frontline of the AIDS epidemic | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The long read: As reports of a mysterious plague swept through the gay community in the 1980s, activists developed shock tactics to get the help they desperately needed.
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World First App For Those Living With HIV Shines Light On Progress

World First App For Those Living With HIV Shines Light On Progress | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The launch of MyLife+, the world’s first comprehensive health and wellness phone app specifically designed for people living with HIV, has served to highlight the immense progress made both medically and socially in the field of HIV/AIDS, just ahead of World AIDS Day on the 1st of December.


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Developed by ViiV Healthcare, in consultation with the HIV community, and in partnership with the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), MyLife+ helps people with HIV track their medications, blood results — including CD4 count and viral load — symptoms, and even moods. Hoping to scope the impact the app could have on those living with HIV, SameSame spoke to two HIV+ men with very different stories to tell.

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Making gay business the frontline in the fight against HIV

Making gay business the frontline in the fight against HIV | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
HIV is still a major public health issue among the most at-risk groups, and efforts to tackle it need to get smarter.
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Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS

Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Bringing Together Experts and the Community to Fight Health Disparities

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Equitas Health's Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity and the Ohio AIDS Coalition will host 450 activists, academics, community members, health and social service professionals at a Midwest conference to address health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community. The conference will take place at The Ohio State University - Fawcett Center October 20-21st.

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The forgotten survivors of AIDS

The forgotten survivors of AIDS | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Special Report: Eight men who had the remarkable luck to survive the AIDS epidemic, and the brutal misfortune to live on.
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AIDS2016: HIV Criminals, Sex Workers, and Gay Cruising (VIDEO)

Blogger Mark S. King (MyFabulousDisease.com) reports from AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa. Included: HIV criminalization, a demonstration, the globa
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Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage

Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of an antiretroviral medication to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection by people who are uninfected. In April 2016, the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC) held a meeting to discuss considerations for PrEP implementation in Europe. In preparation for this meeting, ECDC and the Hornet Gay Social Network collaborated on a rapid survey about PrEP use among men who have sex with men (MSM). The objective of this survey was to examine PrEP use among MSM, including access, health care engagement and likelihood of future use.


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Fascinating PrEP research in Europe, gay men acquire PrEP online, gay men not taking PrEP likely to take.
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Researchers Try Grindr App to Give Out HIV Self-Testing Kits

Researchers Try Grindr App to Give Out HIV Self-Testing Kits | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The initial study was confined to Los Angeles, but the idea is considered “ripe for expansion” to other cities and even overseas.
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How to make AIDS history

How to make AIDS history | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Elton John and Desmond Tutu write that the world has the ability and opportunity to save lives and build AIDS-free futures.
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Sanders campaign again attacks top AIDS activist; LGBT community livid

Sanders campaign again attacks top AIDS activist; LGBT community livid | HIV and the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Apparently now even AIDS activists are establishment. Where will the purge end?
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The LGBT community wanted a war on AIDS, so Bernie Sanders gave them a war on AIDS activists instead. For the second time in a week, the Sanders campaign has launched an oddly personal attack on Peter Staley, one of America’s top AIDS activists.

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