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Labels Won't End HIV

"No fems, fats, blacks or Asians," "No one over 40," "DDF & Clean, U B 2" -- all words ridden with stigma and all parts of hookup culture that won't help bring an end to HIV.

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Personal Stories

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

One simple thing kept Marvin off of meds for ten years: fear. He beat that fear with information, which, he claims has made him a better professional in the HIV field.

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Personal Stories

I'm Not Stupid, Just Different

Cultural insensitivity is often a barrier to good care, and for one formerly monolingual patient, the shame doctors made him feel around his cultural differences was especially egregious.

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A Hidden Crisis: HIV in the Two-Spirit Community

The growing epidemic of HIV among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives (NA/AN) is reason for concern. Roughly 5.2 million people in the U.S. identified as NA/AN in the 2010 U.S. census. While the Native community in the U.S. accounts for less than 1%...

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Sex Workers

From Stigma to Pride

As a sex worker, I had a range of experiences trading sexual services. It began as a way to support myself in college, and I worked as few hours as possible, to leave time for schoolwork and my other job as an English tutor. But I stayed in the sex i...

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Personal Stories

The Road Less Traveled

In 1989, when I was working for the South Carolina Department of Education, I met a State Senator from one of the most politically conservative regions. As we stood in the lunch line during a training, she pleasantly asked me about my views on HIV an...

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The Battle to End AIDS: Show Me The Money!

The grand arc of the global HIV treatment movement has revolved around lowering drug prices, increasing funding, and scaling up health services for people with HIV. Activists have tried to find the right balance of prevention, treatment, and care and...

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Men and Women Demand Rectal Microbicides

Recent scientific developments have both inspired and challenged everyone engaged in the fight against AIDS. Much-needed new methods of HIV prevention have been shown to work. But while there has been much excitement, there has also been significant ...

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Homeless People

Ending Homelessness to End AIDS

When you recognize the fact that at least half of people with HIV have experienced homelessness or unstable housing, regardless of how they became infected, it's hard to ignore the likelihood that ending homelessness could be a huge step towards endi...

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AIDS Activism: Fight Back! End AIDS!

Approaching the long line of cars at the Tijuana border, Jim Corti was not afraid, even though his trunk was packed with boxes of medications from Mexican pharmacies. As he reached the checkpoint he hoped he would be waved through once again.

He was...