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Thou Shall Not Be A Hot Mess

Thou Shall Not Be A Hot Mess

Since the Gay Pride is going around, Grindr ( an all-male location-based social network) released the ‘ten commandments of the Pride’. We were particularly happy about commandment VII: ‘Thou shall spread the love safely’ and commandment VIII: ‘Thou shall be prepared’...

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Pop Culture Is The Way Forward Says Condom Summit

Pop Culture Is The Way Forward Says Condom Summit

On June 26 the 2013 Condom Summit was held in Boston at the Institute of Fanway Health - one of the main organizers together with Victory Programs. The summit, with the title 'Condoms As Community Care', discussed several issues concerning the education on safe sex...

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Act Up! It’s Not Just A Slogan

Act Up! It’s Not Just A Slogan

Today's entry is about Act Up!, an advocacy group born in 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York. The name stands for AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, which means that these people worked their a** off to have a direct impact on lives of...

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The Best Early Christmas Present Is A Test

The Best Early Christmas Present Is A Test

Today marks the first day of European HIV testing week and the World Aids Day is just around the corner. Get your Christmas present early this year and get tested. There are nearly 22,000 people in the UK alone who are unaware they are living with HIV - that is 25% of...

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Use A Condom, Say UNFPA, WHO And UNAIDS

Use A Condom, Say UNFPA, WHO And UNAIDS

On July 7, UNAIDS, WHO and UNFPA have released a communal statement about the use of condoms to prevent HIV infections and other STD's and unplanned pregnancies. It's a bit of a read, but it's very enlightening. Condoms are a critical component in a comprehensive and...

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A Message From Dila Amalia

In a week where certain groups in Indonesia want to stop supermarkets selling condoms because teenagers might buy them too (which WE think is brilliant and very responsible behavior) and want to stop the growth of the LGBT community because many people feel that they...

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Dear Jonah

Dear Jonah

A few days ago, a boy named Jonah Mowry, posted a video on YouTube which has already reached a million hits. Jonah's story, told on hand written cards placed infront of the viewer one by one, describes how he has been bullied since 1st grade. He describes the names...

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A Very Emotional Letter

A Very Emotional Letter

Today I received this very touching letter from a friend/photographer from Brussels and he wanted me to share this with all of you. We hope that it will inspire you to be safe(r) from now on - HIV is closer than you think and until there's a cure... Well, you know the...

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This Porn Star Always Plays It Safe!

This Porn Star Always Plays It Safe!

The first porn star we interviewed at the Berlin Porn Festival 2006 was Marcel Schlutt: a German fashion model, photographer and columnist. This guy has a lot of qualities, for besides being a model he is also a star in gay porn. He became known in the early 2000s as...

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HIV And AIDS In The Media

HIV And AIDS In The Media

Few diseases have been more misunderstood, feared and reviled than HIV and AIDS. HIV leads to a large amount of illness and many deaths, but it’s especially unique from most other diseases because there is stigma and discrimination surrounding those affected with the...

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Mighty Safe = Mighty Smart

Mighty Safe = Mighty Smart

Designers against Aids loves projects that are trying to break down the stigma around carrying and using condoms! Terrence Kelleman, founder of DYNOMIGHTY and the creative force behind the Mighty Wallet brand, is now turning his attention towards safe sex by designing...

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Is Fashion As Gay-Friendly As It Seems?

Is Fashion As Gay-Friendly As It Seems?

I read the article on Dazed named ‘Is fashion as gay-friendly as it seems’. I actually always thought the fashion world was very gay friendly, as it is a very open-minded world. But when I read this article, it appeared I was wrong. Last week, DKNY campaign stars John...

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DAA T-shirts Customised By Designers & Artists

Since 2005 we ask famous and emerging designers and artists such as Tim Van Steenbergen, La Casita de Wendy, Chicks on Speed and Ion Fiz to customise existing DAA t-shirts, often with wonderful results. Please have a look here to see the still growing collection. Are...

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FAA Launch Event New York City

FAA Launch Event New York City

At this very moment the 'Fashion against AIDS' event in New York City is taking place in H&M 5th avenue/51st Street, with Rihanna signing and being interviewed by the US media. As none of us could be there, we're being represented by Corinna Springer and Peter...

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Worrying New HIV/AIDS Figures In The US Revealed

The United States, where 1.2 million Americans are currently living with the HIV/AIDS virus, is one of the countries most affected. And new rates show that the number of HIV/AIDS new infections is much higher than the U.S. government was expecting: the country had...

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Look what Robert Smith (The Cure) designed for us!

Look what Robert Smith (The Cure) designed for us!

One of our most popular products is the long sleeved, black (duh!) T-shirt with a print designed by Robert Smith, singer and guitar player of The Cure. He made an illustration of him and his wife with the text 'Whatever words I say, I will always love you'. Sense...

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A message from UNAIDS for Human Rights Day

A message from UNAIDS for Human Rights Day

By Winnie Byanyima Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and every success we have had since the beginning of the epidemic. Without us demanding our...

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Creatives for a Better World

Creatives for a Better World

After running our education center in Antwerp for almost a decade, we have decided to take the concept fully online later this year and we couldn’t be more excited if we tried! The concept of our education center was to use pop culture in all its forms to educate...

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Fantastic News!

Fantastic News!

Instead of having to take a pill every day, men and transgender women can now also opt for an injection every two months! UNAIDS warmly welcomes the announcement that the long-acting injectable cabotegravir is safe and effective in preventing HIV among gay men and...

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Ninette Murk

Ninette Murk is a journalist from Belgium and the very woman who writes most of the posts below. Education, former projects, anything else you can mention – people want to know the people behind the project.