Health

Emory gives lifetime achievement award to Atlanta HIV ‘hero’

The Emory Center for AIDS Research honored Atlanta HIV groundbreaker Melanie Thompson as its first-ever lifetime achievement award recipient. CFAR also established an annual lectureship...

Atlanta HIV health center gets $2.6 million to fight opioid abuse

The federal government awarded $2.6 million last month to Positive Impact Health Centers to address the opioid epidemic in the metro Atlanta area. LGBTQ...

PALS Atlanta volunteer returns to support pets, people with HIV

When Roy Mead first started volunteering for Pets Are Loving Support 30 years ago, it was an HIV/AIDS war zone. “Everybody was dying,” he told...

CDC awards $5 million to metro Atlanta counties to fight HIV

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control & Prevention earmarked $5 million to four metro Atlanta counties as part of a national effort to end...

Gay sex fuels two-thirds of Atlanta HIV infections

Federal health officials keep rolling out the hits ahead of World AIDS Day. The latest: Nearly 65 percent of HIV infections in metro Atlanta come from gay sex, a rate slightly higher than the national norm.

Young gay men, risky sex feed HIV infections

Young gay men who booze it up, enjoy multiple sex partners and bareback continue to fuel HIV infections in the U.S., federal health officials warned on the eve of World AIDS Day commemorations.

CDC targets Atlanta’s HIV stigma, apathy

Coming soon to billboards and MARTA buses in Atlanta: A campaign to fight the stigma that fuels HIV. And this campaign features at least one familiar face: "Housewives" gay bestie Dwight Eubanks.

How to make Karen Handel hate help gay health

You remember Karen Handel, right? She’s the former Georgia politico who hates gay kids. Yet her latest salvo inspired the Atlanta-based Health Initiative to turn lemons into lemonade.

World AIDS Day means bad news for gays & HIV

World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 always brings a round of bad news about HIV and gay men. There’s some hope, too, thanks to optimistic heath officials in Atlanta, but let’s just get the bad stuff out of the way.

AID Atlanta’s moving response to startling HIV stats [video]

Those troubling HIV numbers out this week showing a nearly 48 percent rise in HIV infections among black gay men over a four-year period? AID Atlanta and Eight Peace Productions have an empowering response.
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