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In the Bible Belt, Memphis HIV Advocates Work Against Religious Stigma, Poverty, and Miseducation

A Snapshot of Shelby County, Tennessee, a Target of the U.S. "Ending the HIV Epidemic" Plan

Diane Duke and James Sanderson
Diane Duke and James SandersonCourtesy of Friends for Life
    Map of Tennessee pointing out Shelby county
    The darkest areas of this map, provided by AIDSVu, represent counties in which more than 380 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV as of 2015. In 2016, Shelby County's rate was 781, the highest in the state, according to AIDSVu.Map: AIDSVu; Arrow: IconTrack via The Noun Project
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy


    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.