All posts tagged "hiv"

  • ''Hollaback'' Help

    Local transgender activist Dee Curry describes the newly formed ''Hollaback'' support group for transgender people as ''a place where transgenders feel they can come, talk,...

  • Us Helping Us Stretching

    Besides coffee and a shower, I don't have time for anything else in the morning before jumping into the daily grind. That's my excuse for...

  • Gloves Come Off

    Silence filled the auditorium at the University of the District of Columbia Monday evening as about 200 attendees and a panel of speakers waited and...

  • HIV test at Whitman-Walker Clinic

    Having recently come out of a long-term, mostly sexless relationship -- my first, actually -- HIV tests have been somewhat of an enigma to me....

  • Out on the Trail

    Jerry Cowden is in the final stretch of fulfilling his lifelong dream -- literally. After setting off from his Arlington home on May 2 with...

  • White Attire Returns

    From a backyard party to one of the District's most dazzling annual events, to something of a hybrid, Abdur-Rahim Briggs has been doing his part...

  • Addressing an Epidemic

    Though the air-conditioning kept the sweltering D.C. evening at bay, participants at the Capital Pride Town Hall: D.C.'s HIV/AIDS Crisis could not avoid creating their...

  • Bringing Safety Back

    Washingtonians share their District with a virus that refuses to leave. HIV is still here. It can still be fatal. And it's spreading at a...

  • Proud and Prepared

    Dr. Philip B. Terry is no stranger to emergencies. He started volunteering for the American Red Cross when he was 14. And until last year,...

  • Emergency Responders

    Police remove Larry Bryant from Pennsylvania Avenue (Photo by Todd Franson) As Larry Bryant and Keith Holder, both HIV-positive, lay on Pennsylvania Avenue in front...

  • Emergency Responders

    DC Fights Back (DCFB) staged a protest Friday morning, March 20, demanding Mayor Adrian Fenty develop an emergency plan to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in...

  • Taxes for Tyrants

    I recently excerpted the HIV/AIDS-related items from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008. The grim survey ranges from Russia, where...

  • Lending an Ear

    In the District, people talk about HIV/AIDS -- a lot. Of course, with a statistical profile that puts D.C. on par with sub-Saharan Africa when...

  • Radically Relevant

    This year, 2008, marks two bittersweet 20-year anniversaries: World AIDS Day, first observed Dec. 1, 1988, and Us Helping Us, People Into Living Inc., incorporated...

  • Life Songs

    After a recent dress rehearsal with the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band, director Joe Bello was feeling emotional. ''They actually moved me to tears on the...

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