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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

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Interviews

Zak Salih Talks About His New Intergenerational Gay Novel, ‘Let’s Get Back to the Party’

Set in D.C. the summer before Trump’s win, the story toggles between two childhood friends—lovelorn, moody Sebastian and angry, sex-focused Oscar.

By Tim Murphy
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News

To Help Researchers Find Out About HIV’s Survival In The Body, Some People Plan to Donate Their Bodies to Science

San Diego’s Last Gift study hopes to expand to other cities to advance research on exactly how HIV lives in the body.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Elon Green's 'Last Call' Revisits the Serial Killer Who Stalked NYC’s Early ’90s Gay Piano Bars

Elon Green’s Last Call is an investigative deep dive into grisly murders that were ultimately solved but mostly forgotten.

By Tim Murphy
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News

Virginia Proves HIV Criminalization Laws Are Harder to Repeal Than They Should Be

Advocates in Viriginia got much—though not all—of what they wanted, providing a strategy blueprint for several states where a second look at such laws is imminent.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Sarah Schulman Discusses Her Massive ACT UP Tome ‘Let the Record Show,’ Coming This May

“Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,” the 20th title from acclaimed author, activist, and ACT UP alum Sarah Schulman, is the culmination of 20 years’ worth of in-depth video interviews with nearly 200 ACT UP alums.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Are People Living With HIV Ready to Contribute to the Next Step in Cure Trials?

Exciting new discoveries toward a functional HIV cure are emerging. But we’ll only get there if people with HIV join studies.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
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News

The Fight for More HOPWA Funding Is on in 2021

The program currently serves only a fraction of all low-income folks with HIV who are eligible for housing. Can advocates pull off a game-changer this year?

By Tim Murphy
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News

A Texas ADAP Shortfall Is Threatening Medication Supply for People With HIV

After a state health department accounting glitch, advocates say that if at least $52 million doesn’t come in fast, folks are going to be bumped off their meds.

By Tim Murphy
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News

Will the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Ever Be Useful Again?

PACHA started with a bang in the Reagan era. Since then, and especially under Trump, it’s never had much real impact. Could that change?

By Tim Murphy