HIV/AIDS

What to Remember on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control released new data on what’s called the “HIV care continuum.”

Asian-American Mayor's Blood Donation Rejected Because He's Gay

Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has effectively banned gay men from donating blood on the basis of increased risk of HIV.

There's a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don't Know About

And that’s largely because there hasn’t been much publicity around it.

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

The anti-gay obsession in the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia is worsening its HIV epidemic.

The State of HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic)

If you are a person of color – especially an African-American – you are disproportionately at risk for contracting HIV.

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

In 2010, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections, 12,200 were among youths.

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation’s most fundamental inequities.

December 1 is World AIDS Day, Find Events Near You

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner's Office

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services.

HIV-Positive DREAMer in Urgent Need of Medical Care Stuck in ICE Custody

A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn’t find them, but she kept bumping up against love.

Progress on Condom Use Among Youth Slows, Drops Among Black Teens

After a decade of squabbling over sex ed and access to condoms, a federal health study shows a trend line suddenly inching in the wrong direction.

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.

50 Percent of People Eligible for HIV Drug Therapy Now Have Access

A new report by the Joint United Nations says we’ve begun to finally tackle the epidemic.

Lil' B Releases Song Called 'I Got AIDS' to Raise Awareness

Berkeley’s Lil’ B is at again. This time he’s released a song encouraging fans to get tested for HIV.

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

By 2014, scientists may have given women the tool to truly change the HIV epidemic’s trajectory.

One Question on Black AIDS Day: Do We Care Enough To End It?

We’ve known how to stop HIV for a while now.

The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

Microbicides and pill-a-day prevention on the way. AIDS research returns to the U.S. Federal and state initiatives take off. But don’t wait for that Berlin cure.

Haiti's Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

Global health watchers worry the island’s epidemic is exploding anew as the recovery drags on.

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don't Know

On World AIDS Day, three black Americans look back on decades of misunderstanding about HIV.