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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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Features

We Need a Plan for How to Have Casual Sex Again

Staying home and avoiding casual sex isn't sustainable. We need a plan for how to have sex in a new epidemic.

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Reference

What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV

The latest medical advice from HIV doctors and health experts on how to remain healthy if you're living with HIV during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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PEPFAR

HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies in the U.S.: A Brief Tour

From PEPFAR to Ryan White and from HIV criminalization to the HIV travel ban, we describe the biggest pieces of HIV legislation and HIV-related policies in U.S. history—some of which have changed things for the better, and some for the worse.

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Reference

Lo Que Necesitas Saber Sobre el Nuevo Coronavirus y el VIH

En todo el mundo la principal preocupación sanitaria en este momento es el COVID-19. La enfermedad es causada por una nueva cepa de coronavirus reconocido como SARS-CoV-2.

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News Analysis

COVID-19 and HIV Are Not the Same. But They’re Similar in Many Ways That Matter.

Instead of fighting over memes, we should all be fighting for a better government response.

Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco
Features

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

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News

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

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Reference

9 HIV/AIDS Facts to Combat the Most Harmful Myths

With the HIV response largely underfunded and fact-based education hard to find, it’s no surprise that myths abound. In this article, we’ll dispel a few of the most persistent myths about HIV and replace them with actual, verifiable facts.

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Interviews

What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV

The latest medical advice from HIV doctors and health experts on how to remain healthy if you're living with HIV during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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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.