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I Watched a Young Man Like Me Die From AIDS -- in 2017 America Img

I Watched a Young Man Like Me Die From AIDS -- in 2017 America

"It's so important for us to have these conversations with our families and loved ones, even if they're difficult and scary."

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Positive Spin: Stories Have an Impact

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.

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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.

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Black Gay and Bisexual Men Create an Immersive, Intimate Performance in Two Southern Cities

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.

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Pimped by Working in HIV Prevention

"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.

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Why Are Women of Color Not on PrEP?

"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.

Building Solidarity Between African-American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP Img

Building Solidarity Between African-American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP

AVAC's Micheal Ighodaro reflects on the atmosphere at the National African-American MSM Leadership Conference.

Actor Jay Ellis Is Driven About HIV Awareness and Cure Research Img

Actor Jay Ellis Is Driven About HIV Awareness and Cure Research

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.

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Black Queer Men and HIV Awareness: What's Missing From the Discussion?

"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.