hiv aware


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.

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.


Take the train? Take the test!

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 between 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 between noon and 6 p.m., find free HIV testing at subways stations, mobile testing vans and other events throughout the city!

>>Citywide testing locations<<

To help stop HIV in NYC:

Get Tested: Call 311, visit 311 online or text TESTNYC to 877877 to find local testing sites. Outside of NYC? Here’s the testing locator.

Get Treated: If you are living with HIV, text CARE to 877877 for help finding HIV care or support services in NYC.

Get Educated and Stay Safe: Did you know there are medications available to help prevent HIV? Visit our PrEP and PEP page to get more info.

Find out where you can pick up free NYC Condoms.

[Información en español]


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.


Dark skin model of the week

Model Mary Esther Were 

Born in 1989, Nairobi, Kenya 

  • Were is a marketing Administrator for CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa 
  • She is a trained journalist from The Daystar University
  • She was crowned Miss Kenya 2017 and ranked in the top 6 of the 2017 Miss Universe pageant in Philippines 
  • She is  a very well known model in Kenya 
  • An advocate for Environmental conservation, HIV awareness and drug rehabilitation 
HIV/AIDS EVENTS in United States

feb.07 - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

mar.10 - National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

mar.20 - National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

apr.10 - National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

apr.18 - National Transgender HIV Testing Day

may.19 - National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

jun.05 - HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

jun.27 - National HIV Testing Day

sep.27 - National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

oct.15 - National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

dec.01 - World AIDS Day


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.

“HIV. If you can’t even say the word without freaking out about it, how are we going to help everybody?” - Prince Harry. #TheTruthAboutHIV

- BBC One

He is so emotional in this, you can see from his face that it almost physically pains him that this is still such a problem. Talk about passionate!


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.


February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Some good news: HIV rates have decreased 66 percent among Black New Yorkers since 2001. Getting educated, tested and staying healthy with treatment are all easier than you might think.

Here’s what you can do: