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November 29, 2017
Each year on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day provides an important opportunity to draw attention to the continuing HIV/AIDS pandemic -- recalling its history, exploring its current state, advocating for the best ways to address it, and ultimately, bringing it to an end.
This World AIDS Day, TheBody.com offers unique stories and perspectives, just as it has each day of the year for over two decades as the anchor platform on the medical, social, political, and personal aspects of HIV/AIDS.
"This has been an incredible year for people with HIV, their communities, and families," notes Kenyon Farrow, senior editor of TheBody.com. "The stories we've collected for World AIDS Day reflect ongoing struggles to protect and expand health care, as well as to end stigma and discrimination. They also highlight the ways in which people with HIV celebrate themselves, foster community, and influence art and culture all over the world."
TheBody.com's writers, editors, and experts are poised to assist with media inquiries, content syndication, and other opportunities to contribute to accurate, up-to-the-minute, and incisive dialogue and news on HIV issues. And, as the days after Dec. 1 unfold, TheBody.com's World AIDS Day spotlight will feature emerging data, reports, and reflections on this year's commemorations.
For background, additional information, or to arrange interviews with TheBody.com's authors, editors, and experts, contact JD Davids: firstname.lastname@example.org / 646-431-7525.
Featured World AIDS Day Stories on TheBody.com
By Giuliani Alvarenga, contributor
Just a pill a day can prevent HIV, say campaigns touting the remarkable advance in HIV prevention. But, despite the shiny ads for PrEP that have popped up in cities and across social media apps for gay men, getting Truvada might actually be harder than it seems, especially for young gay men of color without insurance.
By Tim Murphy, contributing editor
This year, hundreds of people who flocked to Congress for mass arrests to defend health care were organized by three veteran AIDS activists, reports Tim Murphy, who interviews the organizers about the tricks of their trade and what they've got in store for 2018.
By Victoria Law, contributing editor
"Michael Johnson's story is only one of countless examples of the coercive nature of plea bargains," notes Victoria Law, contributing editor to TheBody.com. "Over 90% of convictions (94% at the state level and 97% at the federal level) are the result of plea bargains. Like Johnson, each person was faced with the very real threat of years, if not decades, behind bars if they took their chances at trial and [they] chose not to take that risk, even if it meant some time in prison and a permanent felony conviction on their record."
By Mark S. King, contributor
The popular HIV community blogger Mark S. King got his start at TheBody.com and introduced us to Charles Sanchez, creator of Merce, a zany-yet-moving online musical comedy about living with HIV. Today, Sanchez is one of our contributing editors, and Mark brings us this piece sharing a more serious, choral Merce moment on the power of love between people of different HIV statuses.
By Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), content partner
In the history of HIV, 2017 might be remembered as the year that "U=U" broke, given the sharp increase in recognition that people who are virally suppressed on HIV medication are not at risk of transmitting HIV through sex (known as "undetectable = untransmissible," or "U=U"). The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), one of many HIV organizations with whom TheBody.com partners as content providers, brings us a searing piece on the topic.
In 2018, TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com will engage in a partnership with the International Association of Providers in AIDS and Prevention Access Campaign to offer provider training curricula, information, and personal stories about U=U.
By Ronda Goldfein, Esq., TheBody.com Q&A expert
Career civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner's election represents significant change for Philadelphia, and it gained national attention. Detailing Larry Krasner's work to defend a woman facing 30 years' imprisonment for alleged non-disclosure of HIV status, Ronda Goldfein, Esq., the executive director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania -- who also answers questions for TheBody.com's Q&A forum on HIV-related legal issues -- is optimistic that he will help send the message that HIV criminalization only perpetuates the stigma fueling the epidemic.
This article was provided by TheBody.com.
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