In this essay, Tom Perrault recounts his journey toward hopefully controlling HIV without medication By Tom Perrault “Oh, I have a study that you’re going to join,” my doctor, Lisa Sterman, MD, MPH, said to me almost flippantly. It was August 27, 2020, and I had gone to see her in San Francisco for my
By Jeff Berry By now we’ve all heard the statistics: 50% of people living with HIV (PLWH) are over the age of 50, and by 2030 it will be 70%. When we talk about HIV and aging it always tends to sound like a laundry list of everything that can possibly go wrong as we
IAPAC president and CEO José M. Zuniga reflects on the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and how you can help By Jienna Foster Over the past four weeks, Ukraine has become the focal point of international attention as it pushes back on Russian military aggression while enduring the hardships that war inflicts on combatants and
By Bridgette Picou As a woman, I know what it feels like to be invisible. As a Black woman, that feeling is sometimes intensified. It gets juxtaposed with occasionally being the person everyone is looking at, but not really seeing. In a time of “racial reckoning” such as what’s currently going on in the world right
| There’s a new charitable angel, and his name is Fred By Christopher Barrett Politan This World AIDS Day, as we continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic gift from Fred Says — a Chicago-based charity founded by HIV-positive doctor Rob Garofalo — reminds us that there is another pandemic that requires our commitment.
By Tim Murphy Like many folks, I’m on a daily text thread with three of my closest Judys (as the young queers, perhaps in a sweet nod to the original gay icon Judy Garland, are calling their friends these days). It’s Mark, Kevin, John, and me. We’re all gay men in our 50s, and we’ve
Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, is tackling HIV prevention nationally By Alicia Green Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, remembers the day he felt called to become an HIV doctor: April 23, 1995. He was a college student working on a display for the AIDS Memorial Quilt when he witnessed people paying homage to their lost loved ones.
Then I Had to Do the Same for Mental Illness. By Mariah Wilberg I was 19 years old and pregnant when I received my HIV diagnosis in 2006. “This is punishment,” I thought, just rewards for the survival sex I turned to on the streets of Minneapolis as a homeless, runaway teen. I already felt
By Ashley Innes We’re coming off a historic year in 2020. A year that devastated us and empowered us. A year that tested us and made us stronger. A year that put systemic racism and health disparities front and center for the world to see. It reminded us that there is still much work to be
The Biden-Harris administration must make the first 100 days count to end the HIV epidemic By AIDS United The first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration mark a unique opportunity to revitalize efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. This new administration begins as our country is in the midst of devastating