Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

Raquel Sapien Shares Her Life as an Openly HIV-Positive, Trans Activist

Raquel Sapien is openly transgender and living with HIV, and in this interview she discusses stigma within the family, dealing with coinfection and mental health and why being a sex worker has made her such a good counselor.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Via Online Petition, an HIV-Positive Soldier Requests Justice

After his 2012 HIV criminalization conviction, Pinkela spent 272 days in prison and lost all his benefits even after decades of military service. Now he just wants "to get my life back and continue to serve my country and support my family."

By Mathew Rodriguez

Using What's in Your Underwear Drawer to Talk About Anal Cancer

You probably don't think about people in their underwear when you think about cancer, but the National LGBT Cancer Network will change that with its Behind Closed Drawers campaign.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Waiting a Year to Start HIV Meds Could Hurt Chances for "Normal" CD4 Count

What does starting HIV meds within 12 months of infection have to do with overall health?

By Mathew Rodriguez

HIV Activist Bamby Salcedo Recognized as 2014 Top Woman of Color

Colorlines named the top 14 women of color for 2014, and it includes HIV activist Bamby Salcedo.

By Mathew Rodriguez

HBO's Looking to Include Truvada as PrEP as "Big Plot Point"

Truvada may be making its television debut on the HBO series Looking.

By Mathew Rodriguez

How Often Do I Need to Get My HIV Labs Done?

If you're adherent to meds and in good health, why do you need to go to the doctor every few months? Dr. Joel Gallant tells you why.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Queerty Names the 10 Sexiest Gay Men Living With HIV

Who are the top 10 sexiest gay men living with HIV? You won't be disappointed.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Young Gay Men Describe Trust as an HIV Prevention Strategy

According to a Scottish study, young gay couples know about HIV prevention, but don’t like to apply it when in a monogamous relationship. What does that mean for HIV risk?

By Mathew Rodriguez

How PrEP Helped One HIV-Negative Woman Become a Mother

Poppy and Ted of San Francisco were ready to become parents -- even though Ted was HIV positive. After many disappointments, Poppy found pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Read about her journey.

By Mathew Rodriguez