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How to Save a Life
Iris House teams up with Blood Sweat and Heels’ Dmetria L. Lucas to gear up new HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for NYC’s communities of color. The ASO’s new campaign, “How to Save a Life” brings up five different conversations through five themes, each representing a distinct facet of NYC’s at-risk community. Check it out here!
Shawn Decker: As an AIDS educator, I get it- the word “AIDS” scares a lot of people. Get them in the theater and entertain/enlighten them by any means necessary….
I, for one, am not mad at Matthew McConaughey. He rescued a dead script from obscurity and breathed life into the performance. An actor mentioning AIDS out of obligation at an award’s ceremony might give us, those living with the virus, a good feeling inside. But I believe it does very little to educate those in the dark or get them truly interested in the cause.
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.
HIV Stigma Index Launches in United States
How would you rate the discrimination, prejudice and stigma experienced in your daily life? And how does it compare with other cities and countries in America? The U.S. People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Stigma Index will help us quantify precisely that, and it launches, this year, in Detroit.
Think of it as an AIDS-y version of Win Ben Stein’s Money…
1. You have to post your guess (between 400 and 700 t-cells) on my Poz blog Comments section
2. Relatives are allowed to guess! Bribes accepted!
3. Closest guess wins- if it’s a tie, the closest guess that DID NOT go over the actual count wins.
4. One vote/guess per person. Must have a valid email address.
5. Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 am EST
THC in Pot Affects Monkey SIV; Half-Baked HIV Reports Follow
Seen the Daily Beast Article: “Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously" or it’s spinoffs at the Liberty Voice or ThinkProgress? Well, don’t believe the hype.
The study’s lead author recently expressed in a email to POZ/AIDSMeds her “frustration with the liberal, inaccurate, and wrong approach that the journalists have taken to interpreting our results.” Here’s why.
Bill Clinton’s Real AIDS Legacy
Read this excerpt from Sean Strub’s Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, which documents how poorly Bill Clinton’s administration responded to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Strub asks POZ readers: “Why is it that in 2014 the question of a President’s record on AIDS is immediately conflated with his record on LGBT issues?”
How the ladies of Common Threads grew an upstart HIV intervention into a national microenterprise collective for positive women.
Plus, 7 members’ stories on overcoming the virus, speaking out and pursuing careers in HIV advocacy.
In this week’s World Wednesday post, we highlight a new study about people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV. Instead of treating the TB first, the trial results showed that treating the TB and HIV together saved lives. The study was conducted in South Africa and is timely as TB is the number one killer of people living with HIV.
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