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Breaking Through: HIV and African Americans

The spread of HIV among African Americans does not lend itself to a single explanation. Any deep look uncovers a vast array of social forces at work that reflect many real-life experiences.

By Charles Stephens for ACRIA and GMHC

Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV

People ages 50 and older will account for the majority of people with HIV in the U.S. by 2015. But they face many barriers to HIV testing and treatment.

By Liz Seidel for ACRIA and GMHC

Shared Values, Distinct Cultures: HIV Care for Latinos in the U.S.

How do providers move past the stereotype of "the Latino patient" and give Latinos of various historical, social, economic and political realities treatment that suits their medical and cultural needs?

By Luis Scaccabarrozzi for ACRIA and GMHC

Turning the Tide: Sex Workers in the U.S.

If you want to fight HIV worldwide, the conversation has to include fighting stigma and working with, not against sex workers. How do we advocate for this marginalized group?

By Sarah Elspeth Patterson, M.Ed. for ACRIA and GMHC

Flat Funding for AIDS: The Human Cost

Last July, activists lambasted the Obama administration and other rich countries at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, claiming that the current flat funding of global AIDS programs breaks prior commitments to universal treatment and threat...

By Brook K. Baker for ACRIA and GMHC

The ADAP Crisis: Waiting for Meds

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) provide access to life-saving medications for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people with HIV. ADAPs began in 1987, when Congress approved funds to help states purchase the only approved HIV drug at that ...

By Lanny Cross for ACRIA and GMHC

New Hope for a Cure

Since the earliest days of the epidemic, people have hoped for a cure and a vaccine. In 1984, when the discovery of HIV was confirmed, then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret Heckler famously announced that a vaccine would be ready for t...

By Mark Milano and Donna M. Kaminski, D.O., M.P.H. for ACRIA and GMHC

The Changing Face of HIV Testing

As an AIDS service provider, I was always told that the need for written informed consent for HIV testing couldn't be stressed enough. But I also experienced first-hand the difficulty of getting clients to discuss their very personal risky behaviors....

By Nelson Villegas for ACRIA and GMHC

The National AIDS Strategy: An Opportunity for Activism

In July 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy released the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy to address the epidemic in the U.S. It outlines an agenda for reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and reducing HIV-related heal...

By John Hellman for ACRIA and GMHC

Inching Our Way Forward: Funding Sex Education

During the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, advocates for comprehensive sex education saw positive changes. After nearly 30 years of strong support for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, two-thirds of federal funding for these inef...

By Jen Heitel Yakush for ACRIA and GMHC