BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

Get Educated The focus of NBHAAD is to get Blacks educated about the basics of HIV and AIDS in their local communities. Learn More Get Tested Testing is at the core of this initiative and is critical for prevention of HIV in Black communities. It is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7 of every…

¿HOW DID HIV CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

World AIDS Day, which has been observed on Dec. 1 since 1988 and many people have forgotten AIDS, but there are consequences to forgetting. The fight against AIDS is at a tipping point. Increasingly, there are signs that we may be heading in the wrong direction.  There have been MANY successes, yet the GRAND prize of…

HIV: BRINGING THE COMMUNITY OUT OF THE FOGGY HAZE

The community has fallen into a fog because of HIV and we are still waiting for the the sun to shine bright for us all.  For far too long we’ve been muddled and unfocused, unsure of which way to turn. HIV has been a fog that prevented us from seeing where we’re going or where we’ve…

GAY MEN, GRINDR & HIV…

“You’re vile.” “What the f*ck’s wrong with you? Why are you on here with your disease?” “You should be ashamed, you’re a walking disease.” These are just a few of the things HIV-positive gay men have reported hearing from other gay men on Grindr. Do you think HIV-positive men should be Grindr looking for connections?…

¿REMEMBER WHEN WORLD AIDS DAY USE TO BE IMPORTANT?

Do you remember December 1st as a day when people gathered in terror and grief with candles and tears listening to words that couldn’t begin to touch the pain and anger and sadness? Do you remember when it was a time for all kinds of people to gather together, people that probably wouldn’t be in…

KEEP HIV/AIDS AWARENESS…

It’s bad enough that we have people dying from of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. – Elizabeth Taylor

WORLD AIDS DAY: COMMUNITIES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Sunday, December 1, marks the 31st annual World AIDS Day (WAD). It commemorates those lost to the epidemic and encourages people across the globe to join in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme is “Communities Make the Difference,” according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which spearheads WAD. On its website, UNAIDS highlights the importance of communities…

HIV: ¿WHY CAN’T WE STOP BARE-BACKING?

Of course, “skin on skin” has special meaning in the age of HIV, particularly around the role of condoms. I don’t think anyone would dispute that having sex without a condom feels pretty good. However, I have a couple of questions. The first question is: How much do we really love ourselves? Admittedly, that is…