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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is an award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist whose work has been featured in Mic, Out, Slate, POZ, and The Village Voice. He also teaches writing at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

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News

NMAC Renames Annual Conference to USCHA Following Community Pushback

Some people living with AIDS were not happy when they were seemingly erased from the annual conference’s name.

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Interviews

‘Raw’ Is the Book That Contemplates What It Means to Bareback

Barebacking is not just an act. It’s a stand-in for so many of our feelings about queer sexuality.

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Interviews

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”

Presenters at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in 2019
Features

An AIDS Conference Without the Word ‘AIDS’ Earns Community Cheers and Jeers

NMAC, the organization that hosts the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS, changed the gathering’s name to the U.S. Conference on HIV. Some community members aren’t happy.

A transgender woman meeting her doctor in the waiting room of doctor's office
Interviews

When It Comes to Trans Health Care, Insurance Denials Are the Norm. He Wants to Change That

Unfortunately, when it comes to trans health care, insurance companies only know one word: deny, deny, deny. But Noah Lewis is working to make those days disappear.

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News Analysis

CBS New York Reporter Fired for Story Falsely Claiming HIV Transmitted Through Saliva

CBS New York flew in the face of science and right into the arms of HIV stigma with an embarrassing tweet and story that tried to paint a man living with HIV as dangerous and his saliva as a weapon.

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News

National AIDS Memorial’s Annual Video Series Highlights Transgender Community

In its annual Surviving Voices series, the National AIDS Memorial has turned its eyes to the nation’s transgender community, who live at the nexus of numerous structural health disparities.

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HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

Whether you seek info on basic definitions, origins, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, testing, daily life, or the search for a cure, we've got you covered with the most important facts to understand about today's HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Activists protesting Tennessee law against sanctuary cities outside the Tennessee State Capitol on May 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
News

ICE Detained a Tennessee Man After HIV Exposure Charge

HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Holds New Hampshire Town Hall
News Analysis

The HIV Epidemic? Elizabeth Warren Has a (Very Good) Plan for That

Elizabeth Warren's newly released plan for LGBTQ Americans proves she gets the epidemic on a level beyond just medical and personal.