Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is a 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

Retired HIV/AIDS Researcher Disappears During 120-Mile Swim

Charles van der Horst, M.D., battled HIV in the clinic and the lab -- and put his own body on the line as an activist for health care access.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Here's the Story Behind the St. Patrick's Cathedral Action Depicted in 'Pose'

ACT UP's 'Stop the Church' action is an essential piece of queer history.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Decoding 'Pose's Depiction of HIV/AIDS History in Season 2's Premiere Episode

The second season of 'Pose' begins in 1990, two years after its first season ended. And in New York City, that means a lot has happened.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Judith Light Honored with Special Tony Award for HIV/AIDS Activism

The actress spoke about theater's role in shining a light on the reality of the AIDS epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez

California Man Denied Service at Barbershop for HIV Status Wins Court Case

Nikko Briteramos won his court case and is now advocating to end stigma in black businesses, including barbershops.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Alvin Ailey to Get His Own Biopic from Moonlight Director

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins will direct a film about the HIV-positive dance pioneer.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Trans Woman With HIV Dies During Release From ICE Custody After Being Denied Meds

Johana Medina died one year after Honduran transgender activist Roxsana Hernández also died in ICE custody.

By Mathew Rodriguez

HIV-Positive Venezuelans Aren't Getting Their HIV Meds

During the ongoing political crisis, HIV-positive people have had to forego several medications.

By Mathew Rodriguez for INTO

10 Hep C Myths and Facts

Unlike Pegasus, the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, hepatitis C is very real. But there are a lot of myths that aren’t rooted in reality. We’ve lined up the facts that counter the most common misconceptions about hepatitis C.

By Mathew Rodriguez

The Silent Struggle of HIV Treatment Adherence

Can we talk openly about imperfect adherence? For people living with HIV who struggle with taking their pills, a new form of HIV treatment in development -- long-acting injections -- may offer relief. But it won't be a panacea for all adherence issue...

By Mathew Rodriguez