Posts tagged "world aids day"

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 today, was implemented at the height of the AIDS epidemic. The LGBT community was devastated by the virus, and gay men were at a higher…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

The Most Protective Dress Ever

 Designer Nguyen Minh Tuan wanted to create a dress that would raise awareness about World AIDS Day (which is every December 1, FYI). So she cobbled together more than 700 condoms to create this very latexy confection. [Dog and Pony Show]…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

5 Facts You May Not Know About AIDS

It's World AIDS Day, and millions of people are doing their part to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS and HIV. This epidemic continues to ravage the world with an estimated 1.8 million deaths and 16.6 million orphaned children caused by the disease in 2009 alone. Currently, an estimated 33.3 million people…
By: Kelli Bender / December 1, 2010

I Have HIV

Kate is just like you or me: She is 29, lives in Ohio with her husband, holds down a job, and is the mother of a 3-year-old son. But for the past few years Kate has been living with the knowledge she is HIV+. Kate blogs about HIV+ life at A Girl…
By: Anonymous / December 1, 2010

Margiela Sends Message With AIDS Charity Tee

For well over a decade, Martin Margiela has made a point to contribute to AIDS charities and research. This year's AIDS awareness t-shirt design features Japanese scripture, which reads: "There is more action to be done to fight AIDS than to wear this t-shirt, but it's a good start." Proceeds go to a French…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Kim Kardashian Is Dead!

OK, Kim Kardashian isn't really dead, but she is playing dead for charity. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys, along with Kardashian, are going to stop social networking -- posting to Twitter, Facebook, and the like -- until $1 million has been raised in the Digital Life Sacrifice…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 29, 2010

Shop And Support World AIDS Day At The Same Time

It's World AIDS Day, and if you're not already active in promoting AIDS charities, you can give a bit of extra help by making some specific purchases. This year, brands like Stella McCartney, Converse, Armani, Mac, Kiehl's, and others have created special promotions to raise awareness. After the jump, a rundown of the…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2009

Tyrant Porno: All For A Good Cause?

Das Commitee, an advertising agency in Hamburg, Germany, has just unveiled their ads for World AIDS Day, which happens on Dec. 1. The three-part series features photos of Hitler, Stalin, and Saddam Hussein gettin’ busy with models next to the slogan “AIDS Is A Mass Murderer.” Yikes. I know it’s for a good cause, but…
By: Simcha / September 4, 2009