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Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Addressing Black Lives Matter Fatigue in the U.S. HIV Community

Here are eight things that non-Black allies in the HIV community can do to support their Black friends and colleagues over the long run.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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COVID-19, You’re Driving Me Crazy!

People with HIV were already subject to a range of medical, mental health, and psychosocial challenges before the pandemic. The pandemic itself has exacerbated many of these challenges.

By Michael Broder
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Now Is the Time to Give Essential Workers What They Deserve

Until we take this opportunity to define how much essential workers matter, cards, prayers, good thoughts, parades, and big coffees will not move their rights forward.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Another Instance of Black Death in America

Black people are left to die so that the American dream can continue to thrive.

By Ciarra Jones
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5 Ways the ‘Greenleaf’ HIV Storyline Missed an Opportunity to Educate Viewers

The popular drama on OWN doesn’t even get the basics of HIV right.

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
The New York Times

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
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The Criminalization of COVID-19 is Happening in New Orleans. We Have Been Here Before.

Louisiana authorities continue to find ways to criminalize Black communities rather than provide for their health and safety.

By S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal
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For Black People, a ‘Return to Normal’ After the Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Enough

Craig Washington argues we must create a new paradigm after COVID-19 where racial disparities aren’t the default reality.

By Craig Washington