"It's so important for us to have these conversations with our families and loved ones, even if they're difficult and scary."
The first series of HIV.gov's new digital storytelling project focuses on the real-life stories of five black gay men -- a group that has been disproportionately affected by HIV.
Prevention activist Justin Lofton says that HIV agencies aren't doing enough to tell clients about PrEP. And that's a problem.
"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.
As Much As I Can was brought to life by a mix of professional actors -- many from Baltimore and Jackson -- and community members acting for the first time.
"We cannot afford to continue turning a blind eye to the destructive language and culture within our workspaces that dehumanize and devalue our very existence," writes Justin A. Lofton.
"Each time we read statements and figures that underscore the reality of disparities that exist for women of color who have HIV, we are confronted with the question of what should be done," Robin T. Kelley and Navneet Sehdev write.
AVAC's Micheal Ighodaro reflects on the atmosphere at the National African-American MSM Leadership Conference.
The boyfriend in HBO's Insecure reflects on the times we are in, the challenges that remain in HIV and the questions of teenagers wondering about living with HIV for the rest of their lives.
"When messaging labels everyday behaviors and realities for black MSM as 'risk factors' for HIV, it implies that HIV diagnosis is an inevitability for black MSM," Marcel Byrd writes.