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What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective Turns Attention to Radical Care in Time of COVID

By raising questions and considerations, these activists remind us to build community in a time of distance by loving, not fearing, each other.

Xio Mora Lopez in kitchen.

During COVID-19 Pandemic, the HIV Community Is Cooking and Delivering Food to People in Need

While some are packing on the pounds, others are working overtime to make sure our community’s most vulnerable don’t go hungry.

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Amid the COVID Crisis, HIV and Other Activists Must Act Now for Fair Elections in November

What we saw on April 7 in Wisconsin, hostile court rulings followed by scarce polling sites, is a bad omen for the fall—unless citizens unite now for a full and fair vote.

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America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

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Dealing with the Loss of Intimacy in the Time of Digital Funerals

“The heart emoji, the prayer hands emoji, the crying face emoji—and the last touch, the flower emoji. These are goodbyes on this plane, as we yearn to be forever connected in the life that comes after.”

Charles Stephens

Surprised by the Coronavirus Racial Disparities? These Longtime Black HIV Providers and Activists Aren’t

From Chicago to Detroit to the South, they say COVID-19's impact in Black communities is exactly what they expected—and it’s going to take major change to ever turn that around.

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Five Books on HIV in the Black Community Everyone Should Have

These are not the only books, but they’re a great place to start.

Mel Leroy and Wilburn Mithcell

Lack of Health Insurance and Housing Are Barriers to Care in Fort Worth, Texas

Almost 1 in 5 people in Fort Worth, Texas, lack health insurance, a barrier to getting people the care they need, especially in a state that did not expand Medicaid access.

Levi Narine and his mom Timika credit Levi Narine

A Brooklyn, NY, Program Helps Parents Understand and Accept Their LGBTQ Kids—Before It’s Too Late

Project ALY aims to prevent youth depression, drug use, HIV infection, and suicide—all consequences of family rejection.

Still from RedHot's Stolen Moments Documentary

Red Hot Delves Into Black and Latinx HIV Epidemics in the U.S. and Globally With Hip-Hop, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Afrobeat

Part 3: "It just turned out to be a very big party in the studio. And everybody was just dancing, and it didn't even seem like recording," Nigerian musician Femi Kuti recalled.