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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.

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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.

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In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

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In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

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From the Ozarks to St. Louis, Missouri Must Combat HIV on Multiple Fronts

High religious stigma, urban and rural epidemics, and draconian HIV criminalization laws will make Missouri’s HIV plan complex.

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Sacramento Youth Support Each Other to Live Full, Healthy Lives With HIV and Prevent New Transmissions

Adolescents and young adults living with HIV face many challenges, as do parents. In Sacramento, California, Sunburst Projects is there for both youth and their families.

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In Baltimore’s Fight Against HIV, Making Sure Black Gay and Bisexual Men Don’t Get Left Behind

Baltimore has made a lot of progress when it comes to its HIV epidemic, but black gay and bisexual men aren’t seeing the same downturn in diagnosis rates.

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Even in Wealthy, Progressive Seattle, HIV Care and Prevention Disparities Persist

Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.

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Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.