Tag Archives: HIV awareness

HIV Prevention is a Conversation, Not a Competition

Danny Pintauro, who discussed his HIV positive status with media mogul Oprah Winfrey and later with Raven-SymonĂ© and Candice Cameron Bure on the talk show the View, has revealed that he became HIV positive via oral sex. This statement from … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Shaming Ourselves on HIV/AIDS Prevention

In the fall of 2015 Danny Pintauro, who came out as gay in the late 1990s, revealed that he has been HIV positive for since the age of 27 in an interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Shortly after that … Continue reading

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Safe Sex Poster Gallery

advocate.com has a brief gallery of safe sex posters though the years. From the article: The public awareness campaigns surrounding HIV/AIDS have been a staple of urban billboards, bus shelters, and LGBT magazines for decades. The messages promoting prevention and … Continue reading

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Men on PrEP; in Their Own Words

The Advocate magazine interviewed six men who are taking PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) as a HIV infection preventative. The men interviewed are single, coupled and serodiscordant couples (one HIV positive; the other negative). All discuss what made them decide to take … Continue reading

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HIV PSA Creates Message from Historical LGBT Footage

Ryan Murphy, who directed HBO’s television movie version of The Normal Heart, created the below HIV Public Service Announcement using historical footage. From the YouTube descprition: “The Fight Continues” examines prejudice and homophobia — topics as relevant now as they … Continue reading

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HIV Prevention PSAs From CDC Inclusive of Relationship and Sex Partners

Joe Jervis, blogger at Joe. My. God., highlights several new Public Service Announcements (PSA) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on ways to start talking about HIV prevention with your partners. What I like about the below … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: The Announcement of the Discovery of the AIDS Virus

MSNBC brings us a reminder of a dark time in the history of the gay community. After three years of a new, unnamed plague that devastated people’s immune system, science finally began to understand the virus that caused AIDS. In … Continue reading

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Sounds Like…Abstinence Only; The Gay Community and the Truvada Conversation

ABC News via the Associated Press is reporting on the gay communities divide over the use of Truvada, which has been shown to help reduce new HIV infections: Truvada, produced by California-based Gilead Sciences, has been around for a decade, … Continue reading

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Logo TV’s New Sexy, Inclusive Safe-Sex Ad Campaign

Logo TV has teamed up with Gilead, a “research-based biopharmaceutical company”, for a public service announcement (PSA) website called ‘Real Men Revealed.’ The site features men talking about being up-front in discussion of safe-sex and HIV status; a series of … Continue reading

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Today In LGBT History: A Memoir of the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis

Though a very engaging book trailer for Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, author Sean Strub gives us a glimpse into a history that needs to be remembered. The first few minutes of the video are … Continue reading

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