While transgender women face higher rates of HIV infection than any other group within the LGBT community, transgender men also face similar barriers to HIV-related care, yet we rarely hear their stories.
Achim Howard is an openly HIV-positive transgender man. In this article, he shares his experience and discusses the lack of data on trans men living with HIV.
“I know there are a lot of trans men who sleep with cis men and they’re not being educated on their risk factors or how they can protect themselves… There are more men like myself out there who are HIV-positive but they’re scared to talk about it and they’re not getting checked out… I’m just standing up for the trans men who can’t stand up for themselves.“
GET Tested my friends!! It’s quick and FREE at most clinics. HIV & STDS are not a game. Just because you “look and feel” healthy doesn’t mean anything!!Nobody paid me to do this post either lol…it’s something I do twice a year, regardless of whether or not I’ve been sexually active. Ladies👉👉 Pap smears are crucial especially since cervical cancer is at a high rate with women in their 20s. I wanna spend as long as possible on this planet, don’t you?? Nobody can take better care of you than YOU. ☺️💪💋
#HIVAwareness #AIDSawareness #womenshealth
This is a really good cause and is a big issue in the lgbt community. Help her save some lives and donate to her cause. she’s doing a 7 day 545 mile ride from san francisco to los angeles to help the people effected by hiv/aids.. SHE needs donates!
This is something we all need to remember. Also, just because you’re diagnosed doesn’t mean it’s a death sentence. There is much more knowledge now, and medication than there ever was before. Take care of yourselves.
I love you T.A.M. (diagnosed with HIV three years ago, my best friend)
Still living healthy on medication.
R.I.P Crystal, my cousin Diagnosed sometime over 10-12 years ago, Died 4 years ago.
Congratulations to @tomford on receiving the amfAR Inspiration Award 2014 for his work against AIDS at the amfAR charity gala last night! Read more about the evening at bit.ly/TomFordamfAR #tomford #rihanna #amfAR #inspirationgala2014 #designersagainstaids #hivawareness #aidsawareness #confusedjustintimberlake
#respect as midnight strikes a tragic day 21 years ago, it strikes a very important day. #FreddieMercury suffered a complication of AIDS; bronchial pneumonia. He gave the deadly disease attention that it never had; he was the first major celebrity to die of it, and not many norms before him did either. The red ribbon stands for Aids awareness. I am showing my #aidsawareness tonight and tomorrow. Please draw a red ribbon somewhere ( and I may have many more ) to spread the news, and respect a legend, aka my husband . Freddie, you are dearly missed. 💛👨💛
Imma rant ok? So my dad had a cousin named Danny. He was a proud as hell flamboyant gay man that died over 20 years ago to AIDS. Now go to Today, its the anniversary of his death. His sister or whatever (Darla) did the normal family thing and posted on Facebook about miss him. Cool and sweet right??
She posted on Facebook that it’s been 19 years to the date and he died of skin cancer. Few problems with that.
My dad was in Brookfield Missouri till he was about middle late 30’s. Me moved to Cheyenne Wyoming around 20 years ago. Well he was in Brookfield was Danny died. Danny didn’t have skin cancer. He was a (decently) healthy 20 something year old. The cancer would have been noticed and removed with little damage and he would have been able to move on with his life. Danny died from AIDS. Plain and simple there’s nothing else. My dad and I are figuring that the family was hiding what he died of like they where ashamed.
I would like to say to Danny,
DANNY WE LOVE YOU!
I wish I could have met you but I’m glad I can hear the stories of you and the past. If the family is hiding this its out to the world. We love you!!! And don’t worry! Me and daddy (Tim) won’t leave the truth hidden. I no you can’t read this but you won’t be forgotten anyways