Why Aren't More Queer Men Getting Anal Pap Smears?

Why Aren't More Queer Men Getting Anal Pap Smears?

Very few people access -- or even know about -- the test that can help detect whether you have HPV in your anus. But it should be a staple of gay and bisexual men's health care.

Injecting Meth? Here's What You Definitely Need to Know

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.

By Gabriel Torres

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

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.?

By Kenyon Farrow

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Is Your HIV Viral Load Normal?

An expert HIV doctor explains viral load testing, what "undetectable" and "unquantifiable" really mean, and how to make sense of your latest numbers.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

HIV Activists Explain How They Respond to Hatred on Dating Apps

"I consider their ignorance and choose compassion with education and knowledge."

By Zachary Zane

Nine Sex Myths About HIV-Positive People That Need Debunking

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.

By Alexander Cheves

Russia Wants to Outlaw AIDS Denialism

But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez

There's a Rocky Road Ahead for Trump's Plan to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Timothy Hinkhouse, an incarcerated HIV-positive AIDS activist, argues that more resources should go toward finding a cure.

By Tim Hinkhouse

Michael Johnson, Jailed for HIV Nondisclosure, Now Free: Here's Everything You Need to Know

In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.

By George M. Johnson

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Game Changers in HIV: Bryan C. Jones

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."

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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