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What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV

The latest medical advice from HIV doctors and health experts on how to remain healthy if you're living with HIV during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

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Being Trapped Sick in the House Is Making Me Think of the AIDS Days

"It’s a relief to have zero sex drive. It makes you realize that sex can be wildly fulfilling from time to time, but that we probably wouldn’t even bother having sex if the need to have it weren’t always nagging away at us."

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‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

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With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”

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Physical Health Issues

TheBody Covers: HIV, Coronavirus, and COVID-19

We’re extensively covering the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially as it pertains to the health of people living with and at risk for HIV.

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Mental Health

Coping With the Coronavirus Outbreak in Queens, NYC

COVID-19 is serious. But our daily freakouts to cope with the uncertainty often aren’t.

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Women

Why Doesn’t My OB/GYN Understand Lesbian Sex?

“Now, sleeping with solely women, I was under the assumption I did not need to get regularly screened: Without the evidence, without the narrative, we feel like it’s futile,” Kirsten Judson writes.

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HIV in Arts and Entertainment

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

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HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Our COVID-19 Response Is Living in the House HIV Activists Built

Let’s honor those whose labor built the pathways to address this global crisis, and in doing so, remember a valuable lesson: that plagues and epidemics impact the most vulnerable, disproportionately.

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