Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma

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This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

Migrant Labor, High Risk Behaviours, and HIV Awareness: A Bangladeshi Story

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Raad Rahman explores the difficulty in fighting HIV among South Asian migrant workers.

Flashback 1985: the First FDA HIV Test

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So much has changed since the first HIV test was approved 30 years ago

Breaking The Silence

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Talking is part of the healing process.

Exercise: write a letter to the person who infected you

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Noah Stetzer explores HIV and uncertainty in this sobering poem.

Ebolaphobia and the Contagion of Fear

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“Germ” based fear leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia in its wake.

Monogamous? This STD Doesn’t Care

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There’s a new STI on the rise, and here’s what you need to know about Lyme Disease. Yes, Lyme Disease.

Rifling Through A Dead Man’s Papers

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A life in a box of papers untouched for almost twenty years.

Why We Must Move Beyond Condoms and into Cultures of Desire

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“Messages that focus solely on condom use do not engage with the psychological and social issues that inflame people’s desires to engage in risk-taking behaviour,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Today’s HIV & AIDS – Is Your Family At Risk?

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Report suggests ages 13-24 are higher risk periods for HIV infections

Joep Lange: A Brave HIV Researcher, a Great Friend and Colleague

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Professor Lange’s friend and colleague David Cooper reflects on their work together and Lange’s legacy.

A Social Movement to Fight AIDS, Malaria and TB

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In the past decade we’ve made huge advances in several important global health indicators. Why? Stronger relationships between science and social movements.

The Shame of Remembering Your Past Mistakes – How “Normal” Is Your Heart?

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James Fell calls for humans to expose their truest of hearts in this heartbreaking article.

Home HIV Test? Here’s Why You Should Say No

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There’s now a home test for finding out your HIV-status and Shadley Grei hopes you never use it.

K.I.N.D.: Kids In Need of Desks. We Can Help—Easily!

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A small token for us makes a huge difference for them and improves the world for all of us

1996: Guyhood … The Early Years (Part II)

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The last full viewing of the AIDS Quilt is among the many events within the second half of 1996–your childhood.