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Tim Murphy

Contributing Editor

Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal. He is the author of the 1980s New York City AIDS saga Christodora and the new novel Correspondents, which is set between two families in Boston, Beirut, and Baghdad during the years of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Latest by Tim Murphy

Panel for the Human Rights Campaign's National Black HIV Awareness Day Event
News

Gilead Gives Yet More Money to Community Groups Combating HIV in Black and Latinx Communities

Via the Human Rights Campaign, the pharma giant will dole out $3.2 million, its latest investment in a complicated relationship with the HIV community.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Overdose Prevention Sites Work, but They Face an Uphill Battle in the U.S.

The fight for places where drug users can shoot up safely isn’t over—but it’s competing with an effort to expand access to medications that block addiction.

By Tim Murphy
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News

Here’s the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Priority for People Living With HIV in the U.S.

As of our most recent update, 12 states have added all PLWH to their Phase 1c rollout, but prioritization is changing rapidly as states develop their plans and additional vaccine doses become available.

By Tim Murphy
TS Candii
News

New York’s Notorious “Walking While Trans” Law Has Finally Been Repealed

The transgender community and allies spent years trying to undo a solicitation law used to harass Black and brown trans women on the street.

By Tim Murphy
Positive Women's Network
News

Positive Women’s Network Wants You to Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement

Leading up to and on March 12, Positive Women’s Network will be holding an art contest, town hall, and more events honoring the work of Black women in the fight against HIV.

By Tim Murphy
Toronto Gay Village
Interviews

The Murders That Haunted Toronto’s Gayborhood for the Past Decade—And a Chat With the Journalist Who Covered Them

Justin Ling’s ‘Missing From the Village’ is the deep-dive book version of his years-long investigation into why the police failed to connect dots—until they finally did.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

When It Comes to Gays Partying Maskless, Does Shaming Serve a Purpose?

Public health experts say it only makes things worse, but it can still feel necessary.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

I Got the COVID Vaccine! Now Can I Go Back to Normal? (The Short Answer Is No.)

We still don’t know if the vaccines prevent transmission, so until we do, the masking and social distancing must continue. Sorry!

By Tim Murphy
Marcus Stanley
Features

A Texas HIV Conference Pulled a Presentation on White Supremacy—Why?

Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.

By Tim Murphy
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News Analysis

Cabenuva, the First Long-Acting Injectable HIV Regimen, Is Here; Now, Who Will Take It?

Appreciating the breakthrough is one thing. Actually making the switch is another.

By Tim Murphy