HIV

GMHC moving to brand-new headquarters in Midtown

Thirty-six years after becoming the world’s first — and leading — provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is slated to open a brand-new headquarters in Midtown on July 10. The new, 110,000-square-foot facility at 307 W....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:29pm

President Trump fires all members of HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter

President Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, known as PACHA, without explanation by FedEx letter on Wednesday. Six members of the commission had already resigned over the summer, claiming the Trump administration's actions would harm people with...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 3:29pm

World AIDS Day: Amid treatment advances, dropping diagnoses, AIDS crisis remains

In 1981, a rare infection was first detected in the United States. The virus was eventually identified as acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, and a global pandemic — and panic — ensued. “Fast-forward 30-plus years, and because of treatment advancements, people are...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:03am

New HIV diagnoses in NYC reach historic low

The number of yearly new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached a historic low, the Health Department announced this week.  The department recently released its 2016 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, an annual survey of HIV data and diagnoses in New York City that began in 2001. According...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:29am

STD testing? Yeah, there's an app for that

For a rip-roaring sexcapade in the boudoir, we leave our shyness in the living room (along with our underwear, pants and — for the love of God — socks), and unfortunately, there are times we leave the condom in the wrapper no matter how much we know about sexually transmitted diseases (...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:10pm

Why one HIV survivor's journey now includes celebration

A rare form of pneumonia was seen in five young gay men living in Los Angeles on June 5, 1981. Puzzled doctors watched as diseases, like Kaposi’s sarcoma, a rare skin cancer, spread among young men. The disease was identified as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in 1982, the same...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

FDA policy on blood donations by gay and bisexual men must end: NYC Health Dept.

Ahead of World AIDS Day, The New York City Health Department called on the Food and Drug Administration to change its policy banning and restricting blood donations by gay and bisexual men.Some see the FDA policy as discriminatory. The FDA says it is still reviewing requests to change its policy....

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:24am

‘Project Runway’ designer talks creative HIV advocacy, being a NYC Pride March judge

For fashion designer Mondo Guerra, finding out he was HIV positive 15 years ago took him to a dark moment in his life, however now he uses his experience to help others get through their tough times — all while using his love for creativity.Guerra was diagnosed with HIV when he was 23 years old...

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:30pm

NYC-based startup aims to remove inconvenience of STD, HIV testing and help reduce disease transmission

One New York City-based startup is hoping that its new service will not only take away the inconvenience and discomfort that comes with being tested for STDs or HIV, but also help reduce the transmission of disease in the long run.Mately aims to offer individuals a new method to be tested for...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

30 years with HIV: A survivor tells his story on World AIDS Day

When he was infected with HIV at age 18, Fred Bladou never thought he’d reach his 20s. In 1986, there wasn’t much hope for surviving even that long.At 47, the ‎International AIDS Society community activist has been HIV positive for almost 30 years. Bladou spoke to Metro in his native France about...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:00am

New York State commits $200M towards HIV/AIDS prevention

New York State will commit a new $200 million towards HIV/AIDS reduction efforts as part of its plan to eradicate the disease.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on the eve of World AIDS Day that the state would add the amount to its standing $2.5 billion investment in program to "end AIDS by 2020."RELATED...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 3:58am

World AIDS Day: Annie Lennox is positive about the future

Annie Lennox knows how celebrity controversy can act as currency in competing for media attention and public support. In 2010, she caused a stir by wearing a T-shirt printed with the words “HIV Positive” on television, which led to debate about her own health status and the continuing prevalence of...

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:41pm

Stigma still prevails for people living with HIV, NYC experts say

Charlie Sheen’s revelation on Tuesday’s “Today” show that he is HIV-positive has local HIV/AIDS organizations speaking out about the stigma that remains more than 30 years after the epidemic started.Kelsey Louie, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, who also serves on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s task force to...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:44am

Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, claims people blackmailed him

Troubled actor Charlie Sheen confirmed Tuesday morning on the Today show that he is HIV positive and that he was diagnosed four years ago."It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life," Sheen told Matt Lauer.As Metro reported on Monday, the actor was rumored to announce...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:17pm

Charlie Sheen to reveal HIV status during 'Today' interview: report

NBC has been floating around a press release about tomorrow's interview with Charlie Sheen on the "Today" show, teasing that the former "Two and a Half Men" star will be making a "revealing personal announcement." And sources tell TMZ that the specific details of that announcement is that Sheen is...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:17am

London hospital releases identities of HIV positive patients

The identities, email addresses and HIV statuses of nearly 800 patients were accidentally released by a sexual health clinic in London.The Guardian, which postulates that this could be the largest leak of it’s kind, reports that the clinic "sent a newsletter on Tuesday that disclosed the names and...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:50pm

The LGBT revolution will not be monetized

It’s June, which means that National LGBT Pride Month is here!Although primarily new (President Obama expanded “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” to also include bisexual and transgender representation in 2009), June has always been a time where the rainbow flags flew high across a nation-wide parade...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:59pm

This Week in Health: Most of us use Facebook to creep on our ex

Most of us use Facebook to creep on our exLocation of study: CanadaResults: Feeling not quite over your last breakup? According to a recent study, it doesn't look like social media will help you heal any quicker. In fact, researchers from Western University report that a whopping 88 percent of...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:26am

New condom material "doesn't really feel like it's there"

A new in-the-works condom might be a game changer when it comes to safe sex. What makes it special is a new material that researchers say is almost imperceptible."When you put on a glove, you always know you have a glove on," says Dr. Robert A. Gorkin, a strategic development officer at the...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:01pm

Face of “I Love my Boo” campaign responds to vandalism, hate video

Richard Ruperto never thought of himself as an activist for gay men of color.But when Ruperto walked into his subway station at 96th Street last month and saw a photo of him kissing Adonis Melendez on the forehead, he knew he was more than the boy who got beat up in school.“I feel like I...

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:45am