On the Shoulders of Giants: Cecilia Chung

On the Shoulders of Giants: Cecilia Chung

Cecilia Chung's extraordinary HIV and trans advocacy work started in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood -- the same place where a supportive community first helped her come to terms with her own gender identity, as well as her HIV status.

In a Climate of Fear, HIV Services for Latinx Women Give Strength to Immigrant Communities

"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

By Tim Murphy

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I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

By Michael Lamb

Pressure Mounts on Truvada PrEP Pricing With Lawsuit and Congressional Hearings

"This isn't about you," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day. "We have legislated a system that allows [this] to happen."

By Tim Murphy

Loved Ones in Prison? Get Them Copies of This Amazing Prison Health Magazine

Turn It Up!: Staying Strong Inside is the Sero Project's publication for (and partly written by) people in prison.

By Tim Murphy

Meet 11 Women Leading the U.S. Fight Against HIV in 2019

Meeting at Iris House's 14th Annual Women's Summit in New York City, they had plenty to say about their personal journeys, how far we've come toward ending the epidemic, and how far we have to go -- especially among women.

By Tim Murphy

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Fighting HIV Stigma, Story By Story

For over 20 years, Louie Ortiz-Fonseca has worked to amplify underrepresented voices in the LGBTQ community. Now, he's breaking new ground in digital storytelling and shifting conversations about HIV for the next generation.

Bridging the Gap: How a Great HIV Care Provider Can Change Your Life

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.

HIV Care Providers Wish Their Patients Would Ask Them These Questions

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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