RE-CREATING SAFE SEX…

There’s the rub. To engage in discussions about HIV and vulnerability means to have meaningful dialogue about sex and drug use. This is difficult in the world today. We have to do the work of defining the ways that we are comfortable with sex and substance use and vulnerability, by ourselves and with another person….

HIV & INFECTIOUS SEX…

In this queer world where individuals explores his or her personal experience and connects that experience to wider cultural, political and social meanings, how do we track the development of HIV prevention and sex in our lives? This era of our lives point to the creative ways that individuals and communities construct sex lives around…

BLACK GAY MEN & HIV: ¿WHY THE DISPARITY?

It’s time for us to get real. We are not doing enough to help black gay men who are living with HIV. If you don’t believe me, just look at the data. Why are so many black gay men don’t get into care and onto antiretroviral medication? Is it because of discrimination, poverty, stigma, and a…

WHY WE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY NEED TO RETHINK HIV PREVENTION

We’ve come so far in the terms of where we are in HIV prevention. Gone are the days of the tombstone adverts. Now we live in an age where the majority of gay and bisexual men living with HIV have the condition under control. So if this is the case, why are we still seeing…

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?…