The Strange Way My Dad's Death Affected My Love Life

The Strange Way My Dad's Death Affected My Love Life

"In 2011, the same year I lost my father to an AIDS-related illness, I lost my virginity to a man I barely knew. I also moved to Washington Heights in Manhattan, where the men appreciated my curvy body, and stumbled to find my footing both as a modern AIDS orphan and as a sexually liberated young queer."

Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates

While the HCV incidence rate among the HIV-negative gay men is much lower than the incidence rate among HIV-positive gay men in general, these findings add to the "larger dialogue about having sex without a condom while on PrEP," AIDSmeds said.

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Op-ed: Zachary Quinto, Check Your Privilege on HIV

Emmy-nominated actor Zachary Quinto was recently named toOut magazine’s Out100, earning the distinction of Artist of the Year. In his interview, in which he gives a shout-out to Oscar Wilde, Quinto also takes a moment to call out the “tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community” regarding the rising number of HIV infections in young gay men.

Op-ed: We Must End PrEP Segregation

Op-ed: We Must End PrEP Segregation

Truvada has been approved for use as PrEP since 2012, yet we still haven't had two years worth of conversation around it. We have mostly AIDS Healthcare Foundation to thank for that – it has bankrolled a public smear campaign against PrEP that misrepresents sound research for no apparent reason.

Washington State First to Assist Those Seeking HIV Prevention Pill

Washington State First to Assist Those Seeking HIV Prevention Pill

For Washington state residents who want access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, the cost of Truvada can potentially be zero dollars thanks to the state's PrEP Drug Assistance Program (PrEP DAP).

As Gilead Mulls Price of Next Hepatitis C Drug, Top Activist Refutes "Bogus" Math

As Gilead Mulls Price of Next Hepatitis C Drug, Top Activist Refutes "Bogus" Math

According to industry analysts, the price for Gilead's next hepatitis C drug (a combination of Sovaldi and the experimental drug ledipasvir), which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve as soon as next month, could come with a price tag of US$95,000 for a course of treatment.

Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

This past weekend the world was treated to the first openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, kissing his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, on his cake-covered face after he found out that he had been drafted to play for the St. Louis Rams.

Monogamy Doesn’t Make Unprotected Anal Sex Safe

Monogamy Doesn’t Make Unprotected Anal Sex Safe

In his recent Slate article "Is Unprotected Anal Sex Ever OK?," Mark Joseph Stern argued that unprotected anal sex should be seen as a "perquisite" for monogamous couples. The article was a response to a CDC report noting a rise in rates of unprotected anal sex among men who have sex with men, a report that has led many public-health experts and activists to adopt a harmful tone of finger wagging that completely undercuts what is a central message in health activism: We all have a right to a full life that includes smart, fun, and safe sex.

HIV Prevention, Young Gay Men of Color and the Fourth Wave of HIV Activism

HIV Prevention, Young Gay Men of Color and the Fourth Wave of HIV Activism

At the nexus of many contributing factors (economic disempowerment, homophobia, racism, stigma, inadequate school systems and criminalization) are young gay men of color, a group considered by many in the HIV community to be facing "AIDS 2.0" -- a second epidemic.