10 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY TO AN HIV-POSITIVE PERSON ON GRINDR

The gay hook-up app, Grindr, is anonymous — which is of course what makes it wonderful — and what opens the door for trolls spewing hateful comments with virtually no consequences. Even worse, thanks to a report from BuzzFeed News, it was revealed that the company has been sharing its users’ data (including their HIV status…

GAY SEX ED: AN INTRO TO SAFE ANAL SEX

There is a glaring absence of comprehensive sex education in our world, and when it comes to same-sex relations (and certain sex acts like oral and anal sex even between heterosexual partners), the curriculum is non-existent.  This is a problem, particularly for young gay and bisexual men, ages 13-24, whose rates of HIV-infection are up by a…

SEXY CAMPAIGN CONNECTS LGBT CRIMINALIZATION & HIV STIMGA

Hornet’s Alex Garner was a key speaker at a panel on the de-criminalization of LGBT sex.  The press conference was called as a way to draw attention to the intersecting issues of LGBT criminalization and the efforts to end the HIV epidemic. In many parts of the world LGBT stigma drives HIV legislation and that’s a…

IMMERSIVE PROJECT ABOUT HIV COMES TO NYC

This month, New York City will be home to one of the most groundbreaking immersive theater pieces about HIV.  As Much As I Can is the community project of ViiV Healthcare’s ACCELERATE! Initiative, a four-year, $10 million, collaborative health-impact initiative to outreach, educate, and support the well-being of those living with HIV. After a successful run in…