Latest by Giuliani Alvarenga

Crystal Meth Use Among Young Latinx Gay Men in Southern California Is Rising, According to Community Advocates

Although much of the national focus has been on opioid use among whites, meth addiction remains a problem in the LGBT community, and black and Latinx LGBT people are reporting growing meth use.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Rates of HIV Are Rising Among Latinx Gay Men in the U.S. Are Anti-Immigration Policies to Blame?

As anti-immigration sentiments and policies in the U.S. have certainly increased in recent years, is this having an impact on Latinx gay and bisexual men's vulnerability to HIV?

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Remain at Risk for HIV, and They Need Us

Homelessness is a problem in and of itself, but for LGBTQ youth, housing instability is also a significant risk factor for becoming HIV positive.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

A Latino AIDS Memorial Stands, but Gentrification Displaces the Community

"Unfortunately, due to the current housing crisis in East Los Angeles, people are being displaced, leaving the memorial increasingly without the community it was built to commemorate," Giuliani Alvarenga writes.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

I Couldn't Get PrEP, and Now I'm Living With HIV

Despite the shiny ads for PrEP that have popped up in cities and across social media apps for gay men, getting Truvada might actually be harder than it looks, especially for young gay men of color without insurance.

By Giuliani Alvarenga