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Roselyn Macias
News

Unique Challenges of Queer Folks of Color in Rural Areas Outlined in New Report

"I'd rather stay where I am and keep doing this work for others."

Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager
Interviews

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."

Raymond Brickhouse (left) and Rob Newells
Features

Oakland's HIV Epidemic Is a Tale of Two Cities

In a gentrifying city in the shadow of wealthy San Francisco, HIV service providers think of everything -- housing, food assistance, a spiritual community, and electrolysis -- they need to meet people's needs.

Dedra Spears-Johnson and Juan DeCosta
Features

Prince George's County Steps Out of D.C.'s Shadow to Address HIV

It may be suburbia, but Prince George's County HIV service providers are hard at work fighting poverty-related health risks and expanding sexual health education.

Rocko Cook and Anthony
Features

Fighting a Rising HIV Epidemic Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in Phoenix

Fear of retaliation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is complicating the already-tricky business of HIV prevention in Arizona's Maricopa county, the fastest-growing county in America.

Noel Twilbeck, Donna Ford and Dorian-Gray Alexander
Features

In Post-Katrina New Orleans, HIV Rates Have Fallen While PrEP and HIV Care Have Increased

Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.

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.