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Not Just Gay Men: Honoring the Stories of Women With HIV 40 Years Later

Over the past 40 years, women living with HIV/AIDS have had to—and continue to—fight against erasure from the historical dominant narrative.

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Starting HIV Treatment Is Personal, Not One-Size-Fits-All

“Ask patients what they want to do, give them their options, and let them choose,” says David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., on his approach to treating people with HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II

In Mexico, an HIV-Positive Man’s Death Sparks Protests for Reform

In the wake of a brutal alleged murder, activists have united to repeal HIV criminalization laws, get hate crime legislation on the books, and fill gaps in HIV treatment access.

By Tim Murphy
Emmett Patterson

Queer, Trans, Disabled, and Proud of All Three

What is disability pride? Radical acceptance of both self and community.

By Emmett Patterson

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HIV-Related Policy Issues

Missouri’s Redo of Its HIV Criminalization Law Is a Good Start—but It’s Not Enough

Among other issues, it doesn’t entirely do away with felony charges, leaving Black folks in particular vulnerable to unfair and excessive sentencing.

By Devin Hursey
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HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Michigan Softened Its HIV Criminalization Laws—So Why Is a Man Still Doing Time for Allegedly Transmitting HIV?

Activists won revisions to the old law in 2018—but details and assumptions around this man’s case still ensnared him.

By Tim Murphy
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Relationships and Sex

What Is Death Grip—and What Can You Do About It?

If you’re having trouble staying hard during sex, you might want to read this.

By Gigi Engle
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PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Gilead Will Stop Giving Clinics Big Paybacks on PrEP Scripts—But a Bigger Issue Looms

Clinics have used those reimbursements for more than just PrEP—and some worry what will happen to folks in states with poor health coverage options who need labs and doctor visits.

By Tim Murphy
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HIV in the Arts

The Hottest Men in Dance, 2021 Edition

Though each of these dancers is runway worthy, they eclipse standard measurements of masculinity while defining what it means to be gorgeous on their own terms.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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HIV-Related Policy Issues

Advocates Aren’t Happy About Drug-Patent Language in the Updated UNAIDS Document That Sets the Global AIDS Agenda

They say the U.S. nixed terminology that would have made it easier for middle- and low-income countries to manufacture and obtain less expensive HIV drugs—despite Biden’s COVID patent signals.

By Tim Murphy

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