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Drew Gibson

Drew Gibson is a social worker and freelance writer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter at @SuppressThis or visit his blog "Virally Suppressed," which covers a multitude of issues related to public health and social justice.

Latest by Drew Gibson

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HIV Advocates Should Work With the Trump Administration to End the HIV Epidemic on Our Terms

We have no reason to trust President Trump's State of the Union announcement on HIV -- and that's precisely why we should work with the administration anyway, Drew Gibson contends.

By Drew Gibson
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Honoring the Love Shown to the HIV Community by Tree of Life Synagogue Member Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz

Before his life was so senselessly taken this past Saturday during the anti-Semitic terrorist act at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Jerry Rabinowitz, M.D., spent much of it caring for people living with HIV.

By Drew Gibson
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To Pay for Separation of Immigrant Children, the Trump Administration Seeks to Raid Ryan White HIV Care Programs

The Trump administration has devised a scheme to simultaneously rip health care away from people living with HIV and to continue terrorizing immigrant children by shifting funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the Office of Refugee Resettle...

By Drew Gibson
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For Immigrants Living With HIV, an Impossible Choice Between Viral Suppression and Deportation

The themes of separation, trauma, and having to decide between one's own health and the safety of those one loves can be found all across the U.S. in immigrant communities.

By Drew Gibson
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News Analysis

With Government Restructuring Plan, Trump Administration Takes Aim at Programs Used by People Living With HIV

The Trump administration is planning a radical reorganization of the federal government that could adversely impact people living with HIV.

By Drew Gibson
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Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.

By Drew Gibson
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Fired Up and Ready to Vote: Evany Turk Mobilizes the HIV Community for Midterms

Evany Turk is leading the charge to mobilize HIV advocates into a force for change in the November elections and educating candidates and potential voters on the most important issues for her community.

By Drew Gibson
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In President Trump's New Budget, HIV Programs Are at Risk

If it wasn't clear after President's Trump's bare-bones budget request last year, his fiscal 2019 budget request has left no doubt that people living with or affected by HIV are not a priority for his administration.

By Drew Gibson
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Injection Drug Use-Related HIV Infections Skyrocket in Northern Kentucky, Underscoring Immediate Need for Syringe Access Programs

All signs point toward what could be a major HIV outbreak like that seen in rural Indiana in 2014. This time, will local officials act before it spirals out of control?

By Drew Gibson
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Now Is the Time for People With HIV to Run for Office

After the successful 2017 election of pro-choice and LGBT candidates in conservative districts, such as Doug Jones in Alabama, people with HIV should consider running for elected office in 2018, Drew Gibson argues.

By Drew Gibson