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Do Something New: Get Tested For HIV

Getting tested for HIV might be daunting, but it’s worth it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 2, 2015 - 10:30 am

Village Wants HIV-Positive 8-Year-Old Kicked Out

The stigma of having HIV is alive and well in a small Chinese village: Its residents want to banish 8-year-old “Kun Kun” (a fake name being used to protect his…

Newser | December 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands…

Claire Hannum | December 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

37 Thoughts I Had After Receiving (False) Positive HIV Test Results

To my surprise, it turns out that my doctor doesn’t consider HIV an STD.  So that sweet relief I felt when she said my organ function was great and that…

Anonymous | October 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

Donald Sterling On Magic Johnson: “He Acts So Holy, He Made Love With Every Girl In Every City, And He Catches HIV”

Donald Sterling sure has a funny way of “apologizing” for making racist remarks and trying to get back into the good graces of the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers owner…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” Visits The Start Of The AIDS Crisis

As a child of the ’90s who learned about HIV in elementary school (from a puppet, I believe), sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a world where HIV/AIDS was so misunderstood.

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as…

Claire Hannum | December 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm

“Dallas Buyers Club” Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings

The first trailer is out for the new film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The movie is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas man who was diagnosed with…

Julie Gerstein | August 28, 2013 - 11:15 am

Sydney Leathers Exposed To HIV While Filming Her Porn Debut?

Sydney Leathers, who told the world that Anthony Weiner was still sexting, apparently may have shared a partner with an HIV-infected porn star. [Huffington Post]
It’s Kristen Wiig’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 22, 2013 - 6:30 pm

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In…

Emily Heist Moss | June 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term “bipolar week.”  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a…

Sarah Gray | March 29, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Amazing News: Doctors Say They Have Cured Baby With HIV

Yesterday, doctors announced that they had, for the first time, cured a baby who was born with HIV, an incredible achievement that could lead to more aggressive treatments used on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 4, 2013 - 9:40 am
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