PlanetOut Teams With AIDSmeds.com to Create Groundbreaking
HIV/AIDS Resource Centers
Millions of Gay.com
Members Gain Access to Leading Treatment Information
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, /U.S. Newswire/ -- PlanetOut Partners,
Inc., the leading media company providing products and services
the gay and lesbian community worldwide, today announced
partnership with the HIV information provider AIDSmeds.com,
publisher of online HIV treatment information. This resource
now available to millions of Gay.com and PlanetOut.com members
through the sites' Health & Fitness channels.
"Because the fight against HIV/AIDS has never been
important, we are proud to partner with AIDSmeds.com to
vital HIV prevention, testing and treatment information
to the gay
community," said Beth Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief of
Partners, parent company of Gay.com and PlanetOut.com. "This
collaboration furthers our ongoing efforts to leverage the
of Gay.com and PlanetOut.com
to make rich health content available
to millions of people around the world."
"Living with HIV/AIDS depends on informed decision
said Peter Staley, AIDSmeds.com founder and editor. "Our
partnership with the largest gay and lesbian media properties
gives AIDSmeds.com a tremendous opportunity to extend our
by arming Gay.com and PlanetOut.com members with empowering
information for fighting HIV."
Through the partnership with AIDSmeds.com, Gay.com and
PlanetOut.com make more than 500 additional articles about
HIV/AIDS available to users, including up-to-date information
all classes of HIV/AIDS treatment drugs. Topics addressed
useful and practical features range from "Am I Infected?
to Testing for HIV" to "Special Issues for Women
and Children" to
"Living with HIV".
In addition to content from AIDSmeds.com, the Gay.com
PlanetOut.com Health & Fitness channels offer breaking
wellness news, member stories and original articles on HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment, as well as sections devoted to
health issues, women's health issues, working out, nutrition,
mental health and sexuality -- on the Web at
http://www.gay.com/health/ and http://www.planetout.com/health/.
In the popular "True Stories" section of the Gay.com
Fitness channel, members of the Gay.com HIVLife Advisory
share their own challenges, triumphs and insights as people
with HIV/AIDS -- on the Web at
Since the founding of Gay.com in 1994 and PlanetOut.com
1995, PlanetOut Partners heritage companies have contributed
HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through extensive editorial
coverage of wellness issues and through prevention, education,
funding and research partnerships with numerous nonprofit
public health organizations.
AIDSmeds.com is an HIV-positive owned and operated website,
is dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary
information they need to make empowered treatment decisions.
company's founder and senior writer are both living with
know first-hand the challenges of learning how to fight
virus. By offering complete, but easy-to-read and up-to-date
information, AIDSmeds.com seeks to help those that are both
and old to this challenge, and to remain a powerful resource
years to come.
PlanetOut Partners, Inc. is the world's leading network
providing news, entertainment, and consumer services for
and lesbian community. The company serves its growing base
than 3.5 million active members worldwide through a comprehensive
group of branded businesses offering diverse services: Gay.com,
PlanetOut.com, Kleptomaniac and Out and About Travel. PlanetOut
Partners offers FORTUNE 1000 advertisers unprecedented access
its uniquely aggregated worldwide membership -- the largest
focused market reachable through a single media company.
and lesbian community trusts and values the PlanetOut.com
for providing highly relevant content and specialized services:
news, entertainment, travel, dating, relationships, marriage,
family, health, spirituality, personal finance, career/
law, politics, community activism -- even fashion and shopping.
PlanetOut Partners has a ten-year history of successfully
integrating and growing multiple businesses, resulting in
mature, well-established company with solid, professional
management: Chairman and CEO Lowell Selvin, President Mark
Elderkin and EVP and CFO Jeff Soukup.
Source: US Newswire Press Release 2004