"The main news is that in the PARTNER Study so far there have been NO TRANSMISSIONS within couples from a partner with an undetectable viral load, in what was estimated as 16,400 occasions of sex in the gay men and 14,000 in the heterosexuals." - From AIDSmap’s “No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study”
Here are salvos from a new AIDS battle:
-Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms.
-Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem.
-Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive.
-Putting “I’m clean, ub2” in your online profile.
-HIV-negative guys barebacking with those who tell them they are negative and shunning the few brave ones who admit they’re positive.
Peter Staley: Huge Victory for People Living with HIV in NYC!
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his budget speech yesterday that he had struck a deal with NY Governor Cuomo to finally implement a 30% rent cap for the city’s HIV/AIDS clients of supported housing.
The Amazing Advocates of the 2013 US Conference on AIDS
“At the recent 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, the word “stigma” wafted through the event, in workshops and throughout the exhibit hall, like an annoying new pop song you couldn’t stop humming.”
Having lived with HIV/AIDS for 25 years or more, they went through the very worst years of the U.S. epidemic, often outliving multiple loved ones and awaiting their own demise. Now that they’re miraculously middle age, they find that in a post-protease culture both their tremendous losses and their hard-won victories have been (often willfully) forgotten.
They’re called “The AIDS Generation”
"In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Peter Staley estimates that Gay Inc. spends less than 1 percent of its resources on HIV/AIDS and suggests the groups allocate 10 percent to the fight against the virus.”
POZ Blog - A Meme of Our Own: Ryan Gosling as Peter Staley http://ow.ly/lde4a
"We’ve let our guard down"
Peter Staley gives a rousing speech at the GLAAD Media Awards after How to Win a Plague wins Best Documentary.
Here’s his blog about it.
ABC to Make How to Survive a Plague a Miniseries
How to Survive a Plague—the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of AIDS treatment activism—will be adapted by ABC into a miniseries
Congratulations to David France, Peter Staley and the entire cast and crew for their Best Documentary Feature Oscar Nomination for How To Survive a Plague!!
A POZ Q&A with director David France:
David France’s new film about the history of AIDS treatment activism lit up the Sundance Film Festival—and hopes to inspire a new generation of HIV activists.