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Journalist Steven Thrasher Reflects on HIV Criminalization, Race, and the Press on the Eve of Michael Johnson's Announced Parole Decision

"I felt like I was watching a slow-motion lynching," says Steven Thrasher.

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Young Black MSM Share Their Thoughts on Starting HIV Treatment

Seven men offer their perspectives on testing positive and deciding to start treatment in order to fight against stigma and discrimination, as well as to give those who will later test positive some understanding of what it's like to be on treatment and thrive.

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The Silence, and Death, of Haitian Americans and HIV

"Sometimes the vulnerabilities we see in each other scare us because we know that it could be us," Shani Akilah Robin writes. "The response to this cannot be distance. We desperately need to walk toward each other."

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As Race and Privilege Take Center Stage in HIV Community, a Call for Listening and Allyship

A recent academy on HIV criminalization centered the voices and demands of people with HIV. But, as a microcosm of the diverse HIV community, it also challenged participants to practice the art of listening.


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HIV/AIDS in Black America four faces

We have been bombarded with images and media attention blaming the "down-low brotha" -- the closeted gay man who sleeps with both men and women -- for the AIDS epidemic in black America. But these HIV/AIDS advocates from across the U.S. know what's really to blame.

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Up Close & Personal

National Book Award Finalist Danez Smith Discusses Writing One's Whole Self: Black, Queer, HIV Positive

"The more I learn to live with my own complexity and contradictions, the more I'm willing to also allow those contradictions to be seen in the work," states poet Danez Smith.

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Special Report HIV & Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV

HIV & Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV

This easy-to-read guide from provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.

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