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Owning Your Life: Guy Anthony on Becoming an HIV Advocate and Dating After Sexual Assault

"All I had seen in the news about HIV is that 'you're going to die," Guy Anthony says. "I didn't want to accept that narrative for myself; neither did I want to accept that narrative for my friends."

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HIV, PrEP, Gay Black Men and the Choice Gap

Prevention activist Justin Lofton says that HIV agencies aren't doing enough to tell clients about PrEP. And that's a problem.

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When I Refused My HIV Medication as Protest, Uncomfortable Truths Emerged

"I learned that people felt they were entitled to my body and health status," writes Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad, after he refused taking HIV meds as a protest.

People in Authority Misled My Husband About His HIV Risk; Now We're Divorced Img

People in Authority Misled My Husband About His HIV Risk; Now We're Divorced

"All of the sudden, he wasn't really interested in sex," recalls Alleen King-Carter. "Even though I had educated him about how HIV undetectable = untransmittable, his counselors and parole officers said he was still endangering himself."

Black Lives, Health Care Justice, HIV Stigma -- and Beyoncé's _Lemonade_! Img

Black Lives, Health Care Justice, HIV Stigma -- and Beyoncé's Lemonade!

Our fierce contributor Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad interviews the equally fierce Chicago HIV/AIDS and racial/social justice organizer Maximillian Boykin.

The Branding of a BlaQueer Survivor, for Whom Becoming HIV Positive Seemed Preordained Img

The Branding of a BlaQueer Survivor, for Whom Becoming HIV Positive Seemed Preordained

"The acquisition of HIV was as ingrained in my destiny as the necessity of attending college to escape intergenerational poverty."

Not an HIV Poster Child: Why I, as a Black Queer Person, Left Non-Profit Work -- A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

Not an HIV Poster Child: Why I, as a Black Queer Person, Left Non-Profit Work -- A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad digs into the insidiousness of racism and his experiences at non-profit organizations.

Youth Advocate Spotlight: Zamora Fellow Ryan McElhose Img

Youth Advocate Spotlight: Zamora Fellow Ryan McElhose

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDS United asks their policy fellow about his journey to understanding HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

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Who Would Have Thought? A Blog Entry by Meta Smith-Davis

Meta Smith-Davis' journey has taken her from being a "torn up from the floor up, ex-con, drug addicted homeless black woman living with HIV," to working as a coordinator for the Stigma Index Project.

It Gets Better: A Blog Entry by Art Jackson Img

It Gets Better: A Blog Entry by Art Jackson

"As I contemplate turning 52 a few weeks ago, I thought of what I would say to my younger self that could sustain me for my life to come," Art Jackson writes.