Dec 1 :: 12am
Senior Peer Leader, AIDS Action Committee

Dec 1 :: 1am
Artist and Outreach Worker

Dec 1 :: 2am
Activist and Public Speaker

Dec 1 :: 3am
Health Navigator from Boston

Dec 1 :: 4am
24-year-old Latina girl born HIV+

Dec 1 :: 5am
Nurse Practitioner/Student

Dec 1 :: 6am
San Francisco State Undergrad

Dec 1 :: 7am
HIV+ for decades and in a long-term relationship

Dec 1 :: 8am
Boston Living Center employee

Dec 1 :: 9am
Infected… and a determined marathoner

Dec 1 :: 10am
HIV+ partners being evicted from their home

Dec 1 :: 11am
Researcher on Gender and Sexuality

Dec 1 :: 12pm
Politically active performance artist

Dec 1 :: 1pm
Primary Care Physician, HIV Specialist

Dec 1 :: 2pm
NYC Author and Activist

Dec 1 :: 3pm
Social Worker at The Actor's Fund

Dec 1 :: 4pm
HIV+ Veterinarian Technician in Miami

Dec 1 :: 5pm
Medical Director, Village Care Health Center

Dec 1 :: 6pm
Advocate for HIV Benefits

Dec 1 :: 7pm
Medical Director, Miami Care Resource

Dec 1 :: 8pm
Faces of AIDS 2011: Tracy Welsh

Dec 1 :: 9pm
Life Coach and Activist

Dec 1 :: 10pm
Lawyer and Broadway Producer

Dec 1 :: 11pm
Long-term Survivor in NYC

Top Story

  • AIDS Day 2011: HIV-Positive in the Military

    AIDS Day 2011: Advancements in HIV

    By Andrew Clark | Friday Dec 2, 2011
    Recent developments in HIV research, from gene therapy to antiretrovirals to long-term remission, continue to provide hope to those living with HIV/AIDS.

    Texas HIV/AIDS Advocates Promote Testing on World AIDS Day

    By Eric Miller | Friday Dec 2, 2011
    With roughly 65,000 people living with HIV in Texas, local HIV/AIDS service providers and public health officials used World AIDS Day to encourage testing as a means to further combat the epidemic.

    Obama: Fight Against AIDS Remains a Global Struggle

    By Michael K. Lavers | Thursday Dec 1, 2011
    Speaking at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1, President Barack Obama announced an additional $50 million in funding to combat the domestic epidemic.

    AIDS Day 2011: HIV and Dating in the Digital Age

    By Megan Barnes | Wednesday Nov 30, 2011
    The web has revolutionized the ways gay men connect, even providing sites catered to those who are HIV-positive. But it can also create a second closet of stigma.

    CDC: Only 1 in 4 Americans with HIV Have Infection Under Control

    By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Nov 29, 2011
    Only about 1 in 4 Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control with medications, federal health officials said Tuesday.

    AIDS Day 2011: Urban Living and HIV

    By Scott Stiffler | Thursday Nov 24, 2011
    When it comes to HIV, living in an urban area can be both a boon and a blessing. The access to AIDS service organizations saves lives, but the easy access to casual sex is tied to higher rates of infection.

    AIDS Day 2011: Top Five HIV Vaccine Fears

    By Zachary Bloom | Wednesday Nov 23, 2011
    Zachary Bloom takes a look at the top five fears surrounding the HIV Vaccine trials.

    AIDS Day 2011: Sharing Our HIV Stories

    By River Huston | Monday Nov 21, 2011
    River Huston looks at how PLWHA’s share their HIV stories, and who within this first of a series on issues around HIV, leading up to World AIDS Day.

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  • Cyber Action Center

    Get involved with national and local political issues surrounding HIV/AIDS!

    If you don’t know who your elected officials are, just call the Capital Switchboard at 888-876-6242 or 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Congressional representative. You can also spread visibility by sharing information about what you’re doing for World AIDS Day 201 by tweeting under the hashtag #WAD2011.

    Stop Congress From Cutting Medicaid

    You can be a Super Friend for people with HIV! Send a message asking your U.S. Senators and Representative to be Super Friends to people living with HIV by protecting the future of health and social services.
    » Become a super friend

    Add your name to the two letters the HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) is sending to Congress: one urging them not to repeal the provision in the Affordable Care Act requiring states to maintain current Medicaid eligibility rules; and the other urging them to protect Medicaid from harmful cuts and spending caps.
    » Join the list

    Work with the National Minority AIDS Council to stop Congress from cutting Medicaid.
    » Take action

    Tell Congress Not to Cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund

    As Congress works to finalize the FY 2012 appropriations process and to develop legislation to reduce the federal deficit, public health funding, including the Prevention and Public Health Fund, remains vulnerable to cuts. Please take the time to send a message to your members of Congress urging them to oppose any effort to eliminate critical public health funding in the FY 2012 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill or as part of any deficit reduction legislation!
    » Send a letter

    Support the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides $750 million in urgently needed funding for smoking cessation, nutrition, strengthening local health departments, and providing immunizations. Contact your Representative and Senators in support of the ACA and urge them to oppose any future attempts to repeal this important public health achievement.
    » Support the Affordable Care Act

    National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    President Barack Obama endorsed the National AIDS Strategy, currently under development. This plan of action is focused on improving prevention and treatment outcomes as well as reducing disparities among MSM and people of color. Help them reach their goals by their target date of 2015.
    » Read the strategy
    » Support the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy

    Comprehensive Sex Education

    Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
    » Call upon Congress to lift the ban on abstinence-only programs

    MSM Blood Ban

    U.S. blood donation policies prohibit any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) from donating blood permanently.
    » Help change this policy

    HIV and Aging

    By 2012, an estimated 2/3 of people living with HIV will be over 50 years old. It’s time to devote research and targeted prevention to this population.
    » Support this effort

    Syringe Exchange

    Proven to drastically reduce HIV infection rates while not increasing substance abuse, syringe exchange is a safe and effective public health intervention.
    » Call on Congress to lift the ban on federal funding for these programs.

    Reducing HIV Stigma

    Stigma around people with HIV can be overwhelming. You can help battle this stigma and promote HIV testing through Facing AIDS, a chance for people to put a face to HIV.
    » Learn how

    HIV/AIDS Orgs Call of FDA for Prompt Review of PrEP

    Thirteen prominent HIV/AIDS groups have issued an open letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Gilead Sciences calling for a prompt regulatory review of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in MSM, and to allow PrEP to be used as a public health intervention without delaying review because of conflicting issues around prevention among heterosexuals.
    » Support this effort

    Include HIV and Viral Hepatitis Services in Essential Health Benefits package!

    Members of the House of Representative's Democratic Caucus are circulating a sign-on letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services to include HIV and viral hepatitis services in the Affordable Care Act's Essential Health Benefits package.
    » Sign the letter


    Local testing sites:

    1. Gay City Health Project

    at Gay City Health Project, 511 E. Pike St., Seattle WA

    2. Lifelong AIDS Alliance

    at Life Long AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St, Seattle WA

    3. HIV Testing at STD Testing Seattle

    7:30am at 1101 Madison St Ste 306, Seattle, WA 98104 ( 866- 663-7540)

    Local events:

    Gay City Health Project

    at Gay City Health Project, 511 E. Pike St., Seattle WA

    Stronger Together: Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast

    7:30am at Washington State Convention and Trade Center

    Where to donate:



    "Faces of EDGE" Credits

    Executive Producer

    David Foucher

    Producer/Director

    Bob Sanders

    Editor

    Jaye Foucher

    Directors of Photography

    Chris Roy, Jose Caban, Moniere Noor

    Thank you to

    Boston: Frank Ribaudo, Club Cafe, AIDS Action Committee, Fenway Health

    New York: Krishna Stone, Emre Ozpirincci, Bill Chastain, GMHC, Village Health Care, The Actor’s Fund, HIV Law Project, Alison Yager, Michael Pankow, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Michael Silverman, Survivorship A to Z, David S. Landay, Boxer’s Bar, Ray Gerloff and Eric Wyka

    Miami: Miami Care Resource, Joseph DePiro, Dr. Steven Santiago, We Make the Change, Beth Hayden, Behavioral Science, Miguel McLaughlin, Yuri Velasquez

    San Francisco: Vicki Sanders, Jason Villalobos, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Ryan McKeel, DDB San Francisco, Stacey Grier, Todd Roe, Sydney Mintz

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