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I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

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Releasing Health: I was Afraid I was Going to Die in the CellAlan Perez: In 1990 I was arrested for marijuana possession. I believe I was HIV positive at the time because I was getting sick, but I was not officially diagnosed until 2001. The judge sent me to Rikers Island for 90 days. This was scary because I lost my apartment, I lost my job and I missed a lot of my college classes.On my third day at Rikers, I got sick. I had diabetes and my blood sugar was up. I also had high blood pressure. I asked the correctional officer to take me to the hospital. They refused. They left me in the cell, where I had seizures.

Releasing Health: I was Afraid I was Going to Die in the Cell

Alan Perez: In 1990 I was arrested for marijuana possession. I believe I was HIV positive at the time because I was getting sick, but I was not officially diagnosed until 2001. The judge sent me to Rikers Island for 90 days. This was scary because I lost my apartment, I lost my job and I missed a lot of my college classes.

On my third day at Rikers, I got sick. I had diabetes and my blood sugar was up. I also had high blood pressure. I asked the correctional officer to take me to the hospital. They refused. They left me in the cell, where I had seizures.

Art & AIDS: Perceptions of Life

HIV-positive artist, Osvaldo Perdomo celebrates GMHC’s Art & AIDS exhibition, a collection of works from of 46 fellow artists living with the virus.

Want to check it out for yourself? Go to the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (26 Wooster Street, between Grand and Canal) in Manhattan between December 19 to January 5. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Mondays, as well as December 25 and January 1, closed.

Can There Be a Fourth Great Wave of AIDS Activism?Raymond Smith writes:

"The major new opportunity that has arisen recently has been encapsulated in the term "treatment as prevention." Powerful new evidence has emerged that ARVs not only can preserve the lives and the health of people with HIV but, by lowering their viral load, can significantly reduce the odds of new transmissions….Talk of ‘the end of AIDS’ has begun to feel, for the first time, like an attainable reality—but only if HIV/AIDS once again receives enough focus and energy.”

Can There Be a Fourth Great Wave of AIDS Activism?

Raymond Smith writes:


"The major new opportunity that has arisen recently has been encapsulated in the term "treatment as prevention." Powerful new evidence has emerged that ARVs not only can preserve the lives and the health of people with HIV but, by lowering their viral load, can significantly reduce the odds of new transmissions….

Talk of ‘the end of AIDS’ has begun to feel, for the first time, like an attainable reality—but only if HIV/AIDS once again receives enough focus and energy.”