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Visual AIDS fought early major battles against the virus with its “Day Without Art” and the Red Ribbon. Twenty-five years later, it continues to arm HIV-positive artists.

She is a high school student, an athlete, a teen. Having encountered and overcome enormous stigma, Paige has flourished—making a place for herself in a world that hasn’t figured out how to make a place for youth living life with HIV. And a finalist for @seventeenmag's #prettyamazing contest.

An essay by Mark S. King—an AIDS advocate, an author and a blogger living with HIV since 1985—on why HIV stigma among gay men persists.

One man will not have to wait until the June 9 ceremony to find out if he takes home a Tony Award. It has already been announced that Larry Kramer will be awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year's ceremony.

In 2012, viewers of NBC’s hit show The Voice heard Jamar Rogers blow the roof off his version of “Seven-Nation Army” by the White Stripes, earning him a spot on judge Cee Lo Green’s team and a journey that took him to semifinalist. Viewers also heard the story of how Rogers rebounded from a longtime crystal-meth addiction and an HIV-positive diagnosis in 2006 to a new life as a pro singer. His brave disclosure made headlines around the world.

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Singer Jamar Rogers and guests at the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation's annual A Time for Heroes Picnic.

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Monique Moree, 30, 
Summerville, South Carolina: A few months after testing positive, and after a brief hookup with a fellow officer, Monique Moree found herself facing an Army court on a charge of sexual assault. Following a humiliating trial, Moree was discharged from the U.S. Army. But she is on a new mission: letting the world know that HIV is not a crime.

Nick Rhoades, 37, 
Waverly, Iowa: Rhoades is HIV positive. He had sex. He had an undetectable viral load. He used a condom. For this, he learned, he could be going to jail for a very long time. After the one-time partner pressed charges, Rhoades received the maximum sentence: 25 years in prison and lifetime sex offender status.

Robert Suttle, 33, 
Milford, Pennsylvania: After a brief and contentious relationship ended, Suttle’s former partner reported him to the police, causing Suttle to be charged under Louisiana’s “Intentional Exposure to AIDS Virus” criminal statute. Little was done to investigate the charges, and Suttle was never accused of transmitting HIV. After serving six months in prison, Suttle emerged with a newfound purpose and goal: to abolish HIV criminalization laws in the U.S. and around the globe.

What if sports athletes around the world went out and got an HIV test and then shared the results with the world? Well, guess what? Football wide receiver David Clowney of the Buffalo Bills went out and did just that. He took the test and then shared the results with the world via his Twitter account.

Wishing you the best today!

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"When the history of the AIDS epidemic is written, I hope there will be a chapter on Dr. Robert Grant..." Robert Grant named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson Opens Up on Gay Rights: "I Had Two Uncles Die From AIDS"

Jamar Rogers, the 30-year-old HIV-positive contestant on NBC’s singing competition The Voice, has quickly become a fan favorite. Although he certainly has the musical talent to back up the support he has amassed, it is his candid interviews about his previous drug use and his inspirational insights on living life that have captivated the HIV community.

David Kuria works for the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya where he risks his life daily to provide safe sanctuary and advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Africa and around the world. Now, he is running for Kenya’s Senate. A basic tenet of his work is showing that a global push for gay rights helps bolster the fight against HIV. His dream? A day when no LGBT person has to choose between being openly gay—or being killed.

L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD works at Harlem United, a community health center for indigent people with HIV, located in the upper reaches of Manhattan.