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The Needed Revival in the Black Church

“The progressive movements the Black church has sparked are some of the most liberating work from any organization; that is what we need from them concerning HIV,” Ian L. Haddock writes.

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How Danez Smith’s New Book, ‘Homie,’ Holds Us

While fewer poems deal with HIV than in their last work, ‘Homie’ is no less poignant.

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We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

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After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

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OK, so We Deeply Dislike Donald. What Do We Do Now?

In this op-ed, contributing editor Charles Sanchez breaks down the pros and cons of the Democratic field and explains why he’s settled on his current choice.

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Dallas’ HIV Services Are Robust. But the County’s Numbers Are Still Stubborn, Say Caregivers

Though services are there, workers in Dallas’ HIV caregiving force say that retaining people in these services is a problem.

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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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Report: U.S. Must Act Fast to Reach HIV/AIDS Goals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that new HIV diagnoses have plateaued.

TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

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In Memoriam: Rep. Elijah Cummings Refused to Be Silent on the HIV Epidemic

Remembering the late Rep. Elijah Cummings and his contributions to fighting stigma and HIV.