Heart and other health complications from "slamming" crystal can be devastating -- even deadly. Thankfully, there are tools to reduce the harm and even get off meth entirely.
But racial disparities persist.
We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?
"I consider their ignorance and choose compassion with education and knowledge."
In reality, sex-positive education that supports both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in living their best sex lives can help us stay healthy and joyful.
Timothy Hinkhouse, an incarcerated HIV-positive AIDS activist, argues that more resources should go toward finding a cure.
In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.
Bryan C. Jones is addressing the social and structural disparities that play a part in the HIV epidemic. "If we don't start having a real conversation about white privilege ... we'll never get ahead of this fight."
When Jeremiah Johnson was kicked out of the Peace Corps after his HIV diagnosis, he was angry, scared, ashamed, and struggling to figure out his next steps. Then he met Benjamin Young, M.D.
Sure, there's all the usual stuff it's important to talk about, like lab results and HIV treatment options. But what else should you ask your HIV care provider that could end up improving your health?
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