From POZ magazine, Peter Staley says “Anyone who continues to defend President Reagan's response to AIDS is ignoring a history of gross negligence compared with the response to other disease outbreaks in the U.S."
CATIE ED Laurie Edmiston “From the community perspective, AIDS 2014 was a strong conference, with an emphasis on key populations and the critical importance of human rights for these key populations.” And of course its emphasis on the treatment cascade
DJ Relentless on the difficulty in getting people living with HIV to events designed for them and his recent efforts to challenge stigma and make people living with HIV more comfortable about being visible.
Poz AIDS activist Jim Pickett says hard-core PrEP opponents “distrust and mischaracterize science – either due to true misunderstanding or to cynical manipulation. They are stuck in a mind-set that posits condoms as the only valid form of HIV prevention."
Marc-André LeBlanc says that PrEP is a hot topic in HIV prevention circles. There is more and more discussion about it in gay media, on social networks, and even in mass media. But is it even on the radar of the average gay man?
Our LA correspondent Kengi reports Sheryl Lee Ralph was fabulous on stage and did not disappoint her fans in a night filled with music and plenty of laughter at the 24th Annual Diva’s Simply Singing at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood.
From TheBody.com “I am all about sharing how I became HIV positive, especially if my story will provide a sense of comfort, help someone relate or even educate others. But it's my story to tell and I will tell it at the right place and time, . . "
PositiveLite.com interviewee Dr. Julio Montaner has been nominated to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, a prestigious honour that recognizes the significant contributions and achievements by Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS. Bob Leahy reports.
An Australian company Starpharma is to launch a condom coated with an antimicrobial chemical known as VivaGel. While it might be marketed as a great leap forward for preventing STIs, it’s unlikely to offer any more protection than your average condom
Dave R: In war zones, rape is a vile enough crime but the HIV-positive rapist takes the crime to another level of obscenity; it becomes a biological weapon which is intended to destroy communities from within. When will the world take note and react?
From POZ. As slogans anticipating an end to the AIDS epidemic gain popularity, skeptics worry that such promises are hollow and unrealistically ambitious, and that failure to deliver will ultimately set back efforts to combat HIV.