Truvada: The new morning before and after pill?

The scientific community and HIV/AIDS activists are abuzz about the preliminary findings of a new PrEP study showing not only the effectiveness of the treatment overall, but the success of an innovati...

Positive Impact, AID Atlanta expanding services

Two Atlanta-area HIV/AIDS organizations are taking major steps forward in their growth and dramatically expanding services to those affected by HIV and those in the greater LGBT community. Positive Impact is...

Best of Atlanta: Community

After two months of online balloting and tens of thousands of votes cast, we present to you your favorites in dozens of categories in our fifth annual Best of Atlanta awards. Many people like to say these awar...
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Put on your ‘Red Dress’ for Sisters’ glittery fundraiser benefiting Positive Impact


Oh, you will need a lot of red and a lot of glitter to stand out at this year's "The Devil Wears Red! Atlanta Red Dress Party" to benefit Positive Impact, a non-profit serving those with HIV/AIDS. 

On tap for the party taking place Saturday at Jungle Atlanta is host Chandler Bearden and flying in all the way from Portland, Ore., Sister Spinna DeVinyl, aka DJ Harmonix, to provide the beats. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10.

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Opinion: Budget cuts could kill people with HIV

Former Congressman Nathan Deal is vying to become Georiga's next Governor

We are all tired of hearing about sequestration. The focus on numbers allows us to forget that these budget cuts are a real life or death issue for people with HIV.

They hurt people like M., an unemployed 45-year-old African-American mother of three, who learned that she had HIV when her ex-husband admitted to her that he was infected before they divorced. She waited six months and experienced suicidal thoughts before seeking medical and mental health care. Her life now depends on federally funded services that may soon be in short supply. 

The 5 percent budget cut resulting from the federal sequester process translates into more people infected with HIV, more people whose health will deteriorate from HIV to AIDS, and more who will die from AIDS.

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Positive Impact marks 20 years of fighting HIV through mental health

Positive Impact

The list of drugs David Bedsole has abused reads like a greatest hits of the gay club scene: Ecstasy, GHB and crystal meth.

Bedsole, age 50, says drugs became a problem for him not even three years ago, in August 2010, but it didn’t take long before his life came apart.

“Meth brought me to my knees,” he admits.

For James Carmichael, age 42 and also gay, the struggle with substance abuse began much earlier, at only 17. After abusing heroin, cocaine and crack, he hit rock bottom.