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Got Twenty Minutes? Get Tested.

Posted on June 27, 2014 by in Features

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Cascade AIDS Project created this PSA to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested, knowing your status and helping end AIDS.

Africa Goal 2014

Posted on June 11, 2014 by in Features

Know the Score Uniting a Love of Soccer and HIV Education, Africa Goal Explains Why “Zero” Is the Score It Is Shooting For by Chael Needle Photos courtesy Africa Goal They call it “the beautiful game” because of its simplicity. According to FIFA World Cup commentator and writer Jamie Trecker, soccer (or, football, as it [...]

Just*in Time: March 2014

Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Hello Justin, I have seen your Web site and it looks like you are a knowledgeable person about HIV and HIV prevention. I had a possible exposure with another male; I was the bottom partner and condoms were used, but it was my first experience so I immediately got scared. Anyway, I went and got [...]

The Messenger

Posted on March 10, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Essay by Amy Peters It was 1994. I was a nineteen-year-old college sophomore in Florida; I was also a member of the local ACT UP chapter, and freshly certified by the Red Cross as a pre- and post-HIV test counselor. This was in the days when HIV tests were done by blood draw, and you [...]

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. [...]

Just*in Time: December 2013

Posted on December 27, 2013 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Hey Justin, I was date raped and I had experienced what is called oral thrush. I got tested for HIV when I had thrush and the test came out negative. I think it’s a rare strain of thrush. I can’t get diagnosed with HIV, and I’m very depressed and don’t know how often to check [...]

Just*in Time: June 2012

Posted on June 25, 2012 by in Columns, Just*in Time, Noteworthy

Justin, You probably get messages like this a lot, but I’m a little worried. I had unprotected sex about six to seven months ago. I was a virgin and he was, too. He claimed he was “clean” and everything, but my state of mind wasn’t really all that good afterwards. Anyway, I am worried I [...]

Testing Without Treatment

Posted on May 29, 2012 by in Columns, Left Field

Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Increased access to testing will mean little unless access to medication keeps pace. On April 19, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-35) launched another try in the House with her Routine HIV Screening Coverage Act, under the new moniker HR 4470. It went immediately to committee—as had her two previous versions [...]

Beach Community

Posted on December 30, 2011 by in Features

South Beach AIDS Project Addresses HIV/AIDS with a Holistic Approach by David Volz The South Beach AIDS Project (SoBAP) is approaching the fight against HIV/AIDS from a wider angle. Over the past few months, SoBAP has been testing people for syphilis and, over the next few weeks, will start testing for a range of sexually transmitted [...]

Summer Reading 2011: Test Run

Posted on July 18, 2011 by in Noteworthy, Positively Literary

Nonfiction by Rob Zukowski Test Run It was the summer of 1987 and I was newly out. Like any twenty year-old having just thrust open the closet doors, I was looking for experiences and adventures. I’d spent my young life nestled in suburbia, living between the northernmost Bronx and southernmost Westchester. In the early days [...]