Since its inception in 1995, TheBody has reliably published vital HIV-related information, news, support, and personal perspectives. We exist to educate the public and serve the HIV community by:
- Providing accurate, clear information on all aspects of the HIV epidemic.
- Publishing and promoting the personal stories and perspectives of the HIV community.
- Partnering with experts and organizations to support people in need of HIV/AIDS information and resources.
- Combating HIV stigma, silence, and discrimination through the power of vibrant, diverse voices.
In so doing, we've long been regarded as one of the most widely respected resources on HIV/AIDS, and a powerful platform for supporting the needs and interests of people living with, affected by, and concerned about HIV.
Meet Our Team
Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody/TheBodyPro. A career journalist and editor, Myles joined TheBody in 2001 as a part-time copyeditor. He has since established himself as a leading journalist and content strategist on HIV-related issues, authoring hundreds of articles and editing hundreds more—and accumulating an ever-growing mountain of HIV conference badges along the way.
Ginger Skinner is the science editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. A health reporter and editor based in Brooklyn, N.Y., she has 15 years of experience covering scientific research for publications, non-profit organizations, and startups, including Consumer Reports, Elysium Health, Einstein Magazine, NeedyMeds, Everyday Health, and Center for Advancing Health.
Juan Michael Porter II is a staff writer for TheBody and TheBodyPro. He is also a contributor to Observer, TDF Stages, Time Out NY, and BroadwayWorld Dance, and a National Critics Institute Fellow. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, SYFY Wire, Colorlines, and SNews.
Charles Sanchez is an openly gay, openly poz writer/director/actor living in New York City. He has written for WritingRaw.com and HuffPost's Queer Voices. As a performer, musical director, and director, he has worked in venues ranging from Lincoln Center and off-Broadway to dinner theater in Arkansas. His award-winning musical comedy web series, Merce, is about an HIV-positive guy living in New York who isn't sad, sick, or dying.
Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal. He is the author of the 1980s New York City AIDS saga Christodora and the novel Correspondents, which is set between two families in Boston, Beirut, and Baghdad during the years of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.