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Even if you are the most capable and self-sufficient person in the world, there is no reason to deal with an HIV diagnosis by yourself.

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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.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Raniyah Copeland Is Glad More People See That White Supremacy Drives Black HIV Rates

As head of the Black AIDS Institute, she oversees multiple projects geared toward Black communities setting their own agenda for ending the epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
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What to Do When You’re SAD for No Apparent Reason

There are many ways to beat seasonal affective disorder before it beats you down.

By Candis Y. McDow and Mathew Rodriguez

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HIV Advocacy and Activism

Biden Actually Has a House and Senate Majority. So What Should We Push For?

Advocates say that a big fat COVID bill must come first, followed by a Medicare public option. (Oh ... and then there’s impeachment.)

By Tim Murphy
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Trans People

Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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African-Americans

Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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African-Americans

First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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HIV in Books and Publishing

Ruth Coker Burks on Her Five-Hankie Memoir of Caring for and Loving Gay Men With AIDS in 1980s and ’90s Arkansas

‘All the Young Men’ is an extraordinary account of Burks’ one-woman ministry amid stunning homophobia, ignorance, and cruelty.

By Tim Murphy
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Physical Health Issues

I’m a COVID-19 Long-Hauler, HIV Activist, and Artist. Here’s How I Navigated 2020

“I don’t know what healthy looks like anymore,” says Pato Hebert. “I know what I thought it was. I have fantasies of what it could be.”

By Pato Hebert

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