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National Gay Mens’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Despite treatment advances, the crisis is not over Friday, Sept. 27 marks National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally conceived by NAPWA (National Association of People With AIDS) in 2008 as a way to ...
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Werk! Evolution Project’s Youth Ballroom Awards brings out best in competition, education


Can you walk the walk and talk the talk?

That's what the second annual Evolution Project's Youth Ballroom Awards is intending to find out with some 100 participants expected to compete in dozens of categories from School Boy, Pretty Boy, thug realness, Face, Transman Realness and even the hottest in sneaker fashion.

The ball is Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6-11 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

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Would you pay $1,200 a month to prevent contracting HIV?


The drug Truvada has been given its approval by the Food and Drug Administration today to be used as an option for reducing the risk of contracting HIV.

This is the first drug approved by the U.S. government to do so.

Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, has been used by HIV patients on a daily basis with other drugs for years as part of regimen to keep the virus at bay. In studies, Truvada also proved that when taken in combination with the use of condoms the risk of HIV infection is greatly decreased

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Positive Impact’s M.I.S.T.E.R. opens new gay center on Valentine’s Day

For several weeks, the staff and volunteers of Positive Impact have been painting and decorating the new M.I.S.T.E.R. Community Center set to open on Valentine's Day to the public.

It's just one way the agency is showing its love, says Chandler Bearden, prevention specialist of Community Outreach for M.I.S.T.E.R., which stands for "Men's Information Services: Testing * Empowerment * Resources."

The community center, located in Positive Impact's space at 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard, will be open for visitors on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

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Young gay men less likely to get HIV testing, CDC says

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta

The Centers for Disease Control released results from a survey today citing an alarming trend in HIV testing for young men (ages 18 -24). The survey, conducted using a website where men go to meet other men for sex (the website was not identified in the press release), found that younger sexually active gay and bisexual men were three times less likely to have been tested for HIV in their lifetime. The results were presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.