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Processing an HIV Diagnosis Mirrors the Five Stages of Grief

Successfully navigating through these stages during one’s HIV diagnosis requires information, communication, emotional support, guidance, and direction.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Even Without Medicaid Expansion, Oklahoma HIV Service Providers Refuse to Let Anyone Fall Through the Cracks

“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”

By Tim Murphy
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Atlanta Can Do Better to Make Sure People With HIV Have Stable Housing

Local HIV advocate Lisa Britt shares her story of how the city's unspent HOPWA funding mess has impacted her family.

By Lisa Britt
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I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

By Michael Lamb
(Left to right) Jaron Benjamin, Paul Davis and Jennifer Flynn Walker stand with protesters after mass arrests in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2017

This Is Exactly How HIV Activists Disrupted Congress to Save Health Care

Jennifer Flynn and Jaron Benjamin talk about the sleep-deprived, adrenaline-charged madness of pulling together day after day of mass protests -- and about what they see as the real prize: universal health care.

By Tim Murphy
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Why I Let D.C. Cops Drag My Body out of the Capitol

"Despite years working in HIV activism, it was my first 'real' arrest. It was finally time for me to practice civil disobedience to try to save American healthcare," writes activist Tim Murphy.

By Tim Murphy
Health Is a Human Right and I Am Not a Carrier! A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia Img

Health Is a Human Right and I Am Not a Carrier! A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

"Why don't you get educated Mr Trump?" Maria Mejia writes. "Not only are you stigmatizing us but you are gutting us and even cutting funds for research to find the HIV cure!"

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project
How Jimmy Kimmel's Story About His Son Relates to HIV Health Care: A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

How Jimmy Kimmel's Story About His Son Relates to HIV Health Care: A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"First they check your wallet and then they check your pulse."

By Aaron Laxton
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Should People With HIV Stock Up on Meds in Fear of Health Care Cuts?

HIV advocates say don't panic -- you'll likely be fine. But there are still things you can think about and steps you can take.

By Tim Murphy
After Week One of a Trump Presidency, Facing Fears That My Son Will Have a Sick, Dying Mother: A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff Img

After Week One of a Trump Presidency, Facing Fears That My Son Will Have a Sick, Dying Mother: A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff

"Keeping programs like the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion active and funded keeps [HIV-positive people] alive and working, not dying in some hospital bed," Brooke Davidoff writes.

By Brooke Davidoff