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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.

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Rosemary Lopez & Robert Steptoe of ACQC
Interviews

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.

Ralph Henderson, Wendy Henderson, Kathy Ahearn-OBrien, Axel Torres Marrero
Interviews

The Garden State's Fight Against HIV Is Blooming

Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey, are often overshadowed by New York City, just across the Hudson. But new attention from the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan may bring a boost in needed resources.

Left: Michael Callen and Richard Dworkin, Right: Michael Callen
News

Late, Great Musician and AIDS Activist Michael Callen to Be Musically Honored Nov. 11

The Joe's Pub event in New York will benefit the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ health clinic that bears his name.

Stephen Fallon Daniel Bravo Rafaelé Narváez credit Latino Saludos
Interviews

Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida

Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.

Angel
Interviews

This Immigrant Living With HIV Lost His Leg -- But Gained a Clown Career

"I was in a coma," Angel recalls, "and God spoke to me and said, 'I don't want you to sit down in a corner -- you're going to walk again and live your life with a purpose.'"

From L to R: David Perkins, Dorothy Dempster, Leslie Guinn, Michelle McCallister
Interviews

Advocates Throw a Wrench in the Motor City's HIV Epidemic

HIV rates are going down in Wayne County, home of the city of Detroit. Providers here think a mix of U=U campaigns and rapid-start treatment have helped. But how will the epidemic end here?

David Brinkman and Tim Costello credit Jack Bunting
Interviews

Living the Golden Years With HIV in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs may be a haven with excellent HIV services, but for the many long-term survivors who have retired here, there will be a need for increasing LGBT eldercare in coming years.

Michelle Tabajonda Christopher Alcala Gabriel Maldonado Jorge De Los Santos Sunni Meador
Interviews

A 'TruEvolution' Is Happening in Riverside, California

While most people with HIV in Riverside County are white gay men in Palm Springs, TruEvolution in the city of Riverside provides services to black and Latinx youth impacted by the epidemic.

Tony Christon Walker and Kathie Hiers
Interviews

Despite Stigma, Christian Right Values, and No Medicaid Expansion, AIDS Alabama Makes a Way

Poor, religious, and rife with racial inequality, Alabama embodies the challenges of ending the epidemic in the Deep South, where rural areas and young black men who have sex with men carry the HIV burden.

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News Analysis

The HIV Housing Budget Is Under Threat of Cuts. You Need to Call Your (GOP) Senator Now.

The Senate is proposing a big cut to HOPWA for fiscal year 2020, and it's coming atop pre-existing cuts to places like New York, California, Miami, and Atlanta.