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George M. Johnson

George M. Johnson is a writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. He has written for Huffpost,, and, and has a monthly column in A&U magazine. He is a loyal member of the Beyhive and you can follow him on Twitter @iamgmjohnson.

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Black Pride Events Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19. But What Happens to HIV Testing, Prevention, and Outreach Efforts?

Losing major public events to reach people who are undiagnosed or need connection to care may harm efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

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Personal Stories

“There’s Going to Be a Narrative Only You Can Tell”

A message of hope and purpose from a leader in HIV advocacy and Black queer empowerment.

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We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

Michael Johnson and Steven Thrasher
News Analysis

Michael Johnson, Jailed for HIV Nondisclosure, Now Free: Here's Everything You Need to Know

In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.

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Fighting Trump's Efforts to Cut ACA Enrollment, Groups Launch African-American Outreach

The Black AIDS Institute leads an 18-city effort to boost Obamacare enrollment.

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Personal Stories

Young Queer Men Share Their Thoughts on Starting HIV Treatment

Seven men offer their perspectives on testing positive and deciding to start treatment in order to fight against stigma and discrimination, as well as to give those who will later test positive some understanding of what it’s like to be on treatment an…

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9 Steps for a Smooth Switch to a New HIV Provider Without Treatment Interruptions

Take the time to consider these tips and take action. Being unprepared when changing providers can create much unnecessary stress in a process that can be smooth.

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The Importance of Using Lube During Sex

"I totally understand the importance of enjoying sex," George Johnson writes. "But I also know it is even more important to make sure one is doing so safely -- and lube can play a major role in that process."

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Personal Stories

On the 'Best, Worst Day' of My Life, I Tested HIV Positive

"I had just turned 25 and was about to graduate from grad school. Things were looking up for me -- but I wasn't feeling well and knew deep inside that something was wrong," recalls George Johnson. "It was November 19 to be exact, a day after my mom's...

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Personal Stories

How I Took on Trolls Shaming My HIV Status and Short Shorts

George Johnson awoke to find that his tweet on swimming, race and the Olympics went viral. Then came shaming about his style and openness about living with HIV. The result? He reaffirms his commitment to speak out.