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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

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.

Lorena Borjas
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

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.

mythical unicorn
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.

washing hands
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.

USCA 2019 MSNBC Joy Ann Reid and CDC Director Robert Redfield
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.

Ricky Varghese
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.

Viva Ruiz holding shirt
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.