Latest by Josh Kruger
CDC: U.S. Hispanics/Latinos Three Times More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV Than Whites, With Rising Rates in Gay Men
CDC acknowledges that "much work still needs to be done" to reach Latinos. Elicia Gonzales of Philadelphia's GALAEI says that funding limited to testing and linkage to care puts HIV prevention work into a vacuum that neglects the needs of many.
"Be careful kids, and just say no," says Josh Kruger. "Otherwise, one day, you'll have to sit on a couch in a studio and suffer fools gladly, inadvertently perpetuating HIV stigma along the way, because you need to promote your inspirational speaking...
After disclosing his status, the high-flying paramedic was told he had to get clearance through medical boards in five different states to return to work. He refused and was reassigned to a lower-paying job in the dispatch center. Now, he's suing to ...
After watching the latest presidential candidate debate with its shout-outs for curing diabetes, cancer and heart disease, Josh Kruger notes that "the proverbial Republican kitchen table doesn't always have seats for us HIV-positive folks, queer folk...
According to the CDC, about 87% of people in the U.S. know their HIV status. Efforts are still underway to get us to our 90% nationwide goal.
At the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, San Francisco's TRANS: THRIVE made quite an impression as a model for how to do transgender HIV care and prevention.
In his analysis of the Michael Johnson case, Josh Kruger writes, "I have empathy for people who are in pain, but I have zero sympathy for people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own decisions."
Years ago, Josh Kruger rejected someone who was HIV positive because of fear. Now, living with HIV himself, he got a second chance to talk about his ignorance with the man he rejected.
"We should empower each other with knowledge; we shouldn't oppress each other with emotionally charged hogwash," says Josh Kruger, who recently faced his own self-stigma.
What are the similarities between Ebola hysteria and early AIDS hysteria? The answer is complicated and infuriating, says Josh Kruger.