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Condom Cutting Room

Posted on March 26, 2014 by in Features

Condom Cutting Room Does the adult film industry have a responsibility to promote safer sex? by Rob Zukowski In recent months, a number of popular all-male adult entertainment video production companies, including Lucas Entertainment, have opted to delve into the production of bareback films. This has sparked heated responses from both the pro and con [...]

Testing Together

Posted on March 21, 2014 by in Features

Imagine Me & You Testing Together makes it safer to share serostatus, and may help prevent the spread of HIV in relationships by Larry Buhl Since the first HIV antibody test was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration nearly thirty years ago, HIV testing has undergone an evolution. From the two-step blood draw and [...]

Dominique Drakeford

Posted on March 17, 2014 by in Features

Facing AIDS Through Fashion Entrepreneur Dominique Drakeford Uses Her Talent to Spread Awareness by Jermane Graham Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Alina Oswald Picture this; you’re at the first annual World AIDS Condom Couture Fashion Show hosted by the student-run organization Face AIDS NYU. Your expectations aren’t skyscraper high; neither are they below sea level. [...]

3 Researchers

Posted on March 13, 2014 by in Features

3 Researchers Scientists at Merck Weigh In on Work Done and Work Yet to Do by Chael Needle We know the drugs on the pharmacy shelves. We hear of the discoveries. We watch the pipeline. Unless we are lucky enough to travel to AIDS conferences, or sit down with some academic journals for some light [...]

Positive Women’s Network-USA

Posted on March 7, 2014 by in Features

Sisters of Change African-American women are more impacted by HIV than women of any other race or ethnicity in the U.S. Yet when it comes to addressing their plight, it’s mostly men who call the shots and set the agenda. Meet five positive women from across the country who are committed to being a part [...]

Let’s Talk About PrEP

Posted on February 23, 2014 by in Features

Let’s Talk About PrEP A new blog seeks to start a dialogue about HIV prevention by Phil Gill I am a twenty-eight-year-old, HIV-negative, gay man, and, on December 26, 2013, I received a late Christmas present, a prescription for Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Drawing inspiration from my partner of almost three years, Aaron Laxton [...]

HIV Equal

Posted on February 19, 2014 by in Features

Status: Equal A New Campaign, HIV Equal, Seeks to Increase Testing and Move the Dialogue Beyond Positive & Negative by Angela Leroux-Lindsey Photos by Thomas Evans Prediction: 2014 is going to be the year of magenta. Facebook and Twitter and Instagram feeds will be colored ecstatic pink, and everywhere, “status” will be reclaimed: Advocate. Congressman. [...]

Walk On

Posted on February 17, 2014 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

A Walk to Remember A new documentary by Joseph Kibler & Mark Bashian takes a fresh, candid look at living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities by Alina Oswald Walk on,/With hope in your heart/And you’ll never walk alone,” the song says. Walk on with Joseph Kibler and you’ll never think of walking in the same way, [...]

Khafre Kujichagulia Abif

Posted on February 13, 2014 by in Features, Positively Literary

The Fierce Language of Self-Determination Khafre Kujichagulia Abif talks about his anthology of poems, prayers, essays and affirmations for people living with HIV/AIDS by Larry Buhl On the Facebook page for the anthology Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens, editor Khafre Kujichagulia Abif says “Thank you God for blessing me much more than I deserve.” Many [...]

SEXO LATEX

Posted on January 21, 2014 by in Features

Bringing Sexy Back Twenty Years After Its Launch, a Groundbreaking HIV Awareness Campaign Makes a Comeback by Chip Alfred The year was 1992. Gay men across the country were salivating over a series of images that sparked a firestorm of controversy in Philadelphia. SEXO LATEX, an HIV prevention campaign featuring hunky, nearly-naked Latino men, was [...]