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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

Diane Duke and James Sanderson
Features

In the Bible Belt, Memphis HIV Advocates Work Against Religious Stigma, Poverty, and Miseducation

"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."

Damien Center staffers left to right: Maxine Wallace, Intensive Housing Coordinator, Devon Martin, Care Coordinator, Alan Witchey, President and CEO
Features

Indianapolis HIV Service Providers Persevere Amid Stigma and Lack of Funding

In conservative Central Indiana, this LGBTQ-run agency transcended its repressive origins and helps people with HIV who are discriminated against at other local institutions.

RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden
Features

HIV and the Charlotte Metro Area: What You Need to Know

In North Carolina, Greater Charlotte is booming, but income disparity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on immigrants, and spread-out service providers all create challenges to reversing HIV rates.

Jesús Guillén
Interviews

Happy Fourth Birthday to Facebook's HIV Long Term Survivors Group! Here's a Chat With Its Founder

Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.

Howard Rogers  M.A., and Jacob Castrejana in front of the Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) HIV/AIDS services agency in San Antonio.
Features

San Antonio Is Making Gains Toward Viral Suppression

Using a one-stop-shop model of care and wraparound services, this organization makes sure clients don't have to travel to multiple centers to get their needs met.

linda seiter and brent hartke
Features

Injection Drugs Enhance a Surge of HIV Along the Ohio River

Caracole, an HIV/AIDS services provider in Cincinnati, has responded to a spike in HIV there by expanding harm reduction, housing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Christopher Harris
Interviews

Longtime HIV Survivor Reminisces About the Atlanta Buyers Club

Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.

Marching with the Equality Flag in Atlanta 2011
Features

In Georgia's Metropolitan Heart, HIV Beats On

Our new "Eyes on the End" series kicks off with an up-close-and-personal glimpse at what's driving the HIV epidemic in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Rudolf Nureyev, subject of NUREYEV
Interviews

New Documentary Examines Ballet Legend Rudolf Nureyev, Who Died of AIDS in 1993

'Nureyev,' directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, may introduce the late superstar to a new generation.

New York Health Act 13-hour hearing for single-payer health care.
Features

Could New York Become the First State to Pass Single-Payer Health Care?

The first state to implement a plan to end the HIV epidemic may again attempt what others have failed to do.