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.?
Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.
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.
Timothy Hinkhouse, an incarcerated HIV-positive AIDS activist, argues that more resources should go toward finding a cure.
But racial disparities persist.
"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
In conservative Central Indiana, this LGBTQ-run agency transcended its repressive origins and helps people with HIV who are discriminated against at other local institutions.
In North Carolina, Greater Charlotte is booming, but income disparity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on immigrants, and spread-out service providers all create challenges to reversing HIV rates.
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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