HIV Can Lead to AIDS, but it does not have to happen. There is no cure for HIV, but you can take care of yourself. Talk to a healthcare provider about HIV treatment. And stop the virus in your body. HelpStopTheVirus.com
In honor of pride month, the work of: Barton Lidice Beneš,Lethal Weapons (filled with artists’ own hiv+ blood), 1992.
Beneš was a first-generation veteran of the AIDS crisis and chronicled his own HIV+ status in Lethal Weapons, a series of works created with his own blood. This exhibit toured Europe in the 1990s and traveled to Lund, Sweden, where authorities intervened and demeaned installation be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit in a hospital oven to make it “safe” for public viewing. These provocative pieces confront HIV/AIDS head-on, blending political activism, visual poetry and a wicked sense of humor, forcing viewers to face their fears of death and transmission. His work continues to serve as a symbol of resistance, engaging a new generation in the evolving conversation about art and AIDS.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regular retesting for anyone who may have a higher chance of getting HIV. To learn more or find a testing center near you,visit HelpStopTheVirus.com
Like/reblog this post if you'd participate in a weekly LGBT film stream
Here’s what I got so far:
-every Sunday I’ll stream a movie
-every last Sunday of the month there will be a double feature
-every Sunday in June will be a double feature
-I’ll have polls so you guys can choose the movie for the week
-there will be themed weeks (TDoR/V, HIV/AIDS awareness, QPoC, basic holidays etc.,etc.)
-maybe movie discussions
Because of all the negativity we see in the media, here are some good things that have happened this year-
• Over 1500 underage human traffickers have been arrested already this current year. The numbers that are normally seen are around the 400-500 for the ENTIRE year, so this is a huge deal.
• American Teenager High School graduation rate reached a historic high of 83.2% in the year of 2016.
• India came together and planted a record breaking amount of trees in one day, with a total close to 50 million. 800,000 people were in on this effort.
• There is now a vaccine for Ebola.
• 93% of the world’s children learned to read and write this year, which is only the highest percentage in all of human history (2016).
• Giant pandas, green sea turtles and humpback whales are no longer endangered.
• World Hunger has reached its lowest point in 25 years.
• NASA grew the first ever space flower!!
• In the U.S- heart-attack has decreased by 70%
• Child morality rate is increasing more then ever.
• HIV cure is coming closer!
• New therapy created in Israel could cure radiation sickness.
• The ozone layer is slowly repairing itself
• The world has made massive strides in Alzheimer’s Awareness.
• Crime has decreased drastically in the world
• Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in just less then 24 hours.
In 2015, Latinx accounted for nearly one-third of all new HIV diagnoses in NYC. National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day is a day to increase awareness about how HIV impacts the Latinx community and what we need to do to end the spread of HIV.
This is also a day of action. Over 55 New York Knows community partners, led by the NYC Health Department, will provide free HIV testing and educational resources throughout NYC on Friday, Oct. 13
noon and 6 p.m.
If you take the train, make sure you take the test! Stop by one of the 35 subway stations across NYC to get your free HIV test.
On Friday, Oct. 13
noon and 6 p.m., find free HIV testing at subways stations, mobile testing vans and other events throughout the city!
Kayden Gray, one of my favorite porn stars just came out as HIV positive. I’m so grateful he made this video. A video like this would have helped me so much when I found out I was HIV positive and I’m sure it’ll help others.
I’m excited to share the first episode of Tested, a comic I’ve been working on in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute and writer Josh Billig. The comic is being made as part of the AIDS Institute’s app called @ygetit, which is designed primarily for young people living with HIV and helping them live healthier lives.
That’s TODAY y'all, starting in about 10.5 hours. Sorry for not finding out until last night. If you’re anywhere near the Big Easy please show your support. I think the doc being screened, TransEmpowered, features Blossom Brown of I Am Cait fame.
The point is, we should all get tested for HIV. And we should all share our results with our partners. That way, we can help protect each other’s health. Talk to a healthcare provider to find out what else we can do to help stop the virus. HelpStopTheVirus.com