Housing Works and nearly 1000 members of New York’s HIV/AIDS community, are marking the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day by declaring that now is the time to end AIDS as an epidemic here in New York State.
Join us on World AIDS Day, Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 PM in Times Square between 45th and 46th Streets on 7th Avenue.
Latinos represent about 16 percent of the U.S. population, but they account for about 21 percent of all new HIV cases across the country. There’s also the continuing occurrence among Latinos of “late testing”—developing AIDS within 12 months of an HIV diagnosis. And then there’s the fact that HIV rates among Latino gay and bisexual men are increasing at an alarming pace. These combined factors lead to a sobering question: Are Latinos the next wave of the epidemic?
PrEP involves the use of any anti-HIV agent before, during and usually after sex to prevent infection. Today, PrEP refers primarily to taking the HIV treatment Truvada every day along with using condoms. What we know about PrEP is that even in people who don’t use condoms regularly, it can work amazingly well if taken exactly as prescribed. Two studies have found that daily use could be almost 100-percent effective.
Potential HIV Microbicide Tricks HIV Into Sudden Death
Joining the crop of investigational anti-HIV agents that attack the virus before it can enter immune cells, a new potential microbicide element tricks HIV into expelling its DNA before latching onto a human cell, thus prompting a benign death: dual action virolytic entry inhibitor, or DAVEI.
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How to Declare War on the New HIV Epidemic - By ACT UP New York
"1 in 2, could be you": The CDC shows more than half of young gay and bisexual men and transgender women may become HIV-positive by age 50…
Unless we act now.
"ACT UP is issuing a non-violent declaration of war against the new HIV epidemic—AIDS 2.0—and all of the institutions and organizations that do not mobilize to fight this second epidemic hitting our communities."
What if a condom isn’t simply a condom?
What if it has more of a symbolic meaning, a subtext to one’s relationship that doesn’t make it so easy as to strap one on before sex? What if it represents an unspoken communication in your rapport with someone else that raises other issues besides HIV? How do you have a conversation about introducing a condom when you’re having the discussion with someone mid-stream that you’ve been in a long-term relationship with and not a one night stand?
Aundaray Guess hashes out this difficult conversation.
Pope Francis on Contraception and Combating HIV/AIDS: Could he impact Catholic AIDS work?
The new leader of the Catholic church takes a more pragmatic view on condom use, believing they can be permissible to prevent diseases. He was also reported to have kissed and washed the feet of 12 people with HIV at a hospice in 2001.
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Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse
Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.
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Most amazing ad ever? Quite possibly! This AIDS prevention ad actually moved me. So sweet!
What do you think readers? Definitely not a “scaring you into safer sex” ad. Does it work?