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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

Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center
Interviews

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

Amanda Lugg and Jay W. Walker
Interviews

For Black New Yorkers, HIV Progress Is Challenged by Housing Costs and Trump Anti-Immigrant Policies

Despite the Big Apple’s HIV rates falling for everyone, Black New Yorkers still are the most vulnerable.

Lee Kidd Ariq Cabbler credit Alberto Forbes
Interviews

South Side Chicago Organization Puts a Family Touch on HIV Treatment and PrEP Adherence Support

With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.

Robert Marquez Keonna Gilmore Precshard Williams Rebecca Nessen Tommy Wright credit Metro Inclusive Health
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In Tampa Bay, PrEP and U=U Education Are Needed Most for Young Men of Color and Transgender Women

“PrEP is our number-one priority, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.”

Monica and Lance credit Brian Ragas
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Affordable Housing and Injection Drug Use Crises Make HIV Success Unequal in San Francisco

While the city has become a global model that ending the HIV epidemic is possible, the impact of the tech boom has created problems for the city’s most marginalized residents.

Terry Smith and Ty Gaffney Smith of APLA
Interviews

Tackling HIV Racial Disparities in the City of Angels

Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.

Jalenzski Brown Chad and JP Cano credit Devin James
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Dallas’ HIV Services Are Robust. But the County’s Numbers Are Still Stubborn, Say Caregivers

Though services are there, workers in Dallas’ HIV caregiving force say that retaining people in these services is a problem.

April Sumter Stacy Jennings Rev Shawn Torres Carmen Hampton Julious Keisha Dyer credit PALSS
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South Carolina’s Multi-Faceted HIV Epidemic Must Contend With Harmful State Laws

Though South Carolina is in the middle of an opioid epidemic and is ranked sixth nationally for HIV/AIDS prevalence, needle exchange is illegal in the state.

(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc
Interviews

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.