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Donja R. Love

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Asian-American Health Data Is Guilty of Erasure by Aggregation

Are Asian Americans really at low risk for HIV? And which Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities are we talking about? Research methods need to change so we can see where the needs are.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
Jesse Milan

The Racial Justice Index Will Investigate Whether HIV Agencies Really Walk the Equity Walk

AIDS United and Black AIDS Institute will ask organizations to answer a survey measuring how much their leadership and board look like the people they serve.

By Tim Murphy
Deja Abdul-Haqq

The Particular Struggle of the Fight Against HIV in a Deep Red State

No expanded Medicaid. Awful sex ed. Criminalization laws. And poor PrEP access. But folks are making do—and taking part in systemic political change where they can.

By Tim Murphy
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Overdose Prevention Sites Work, but They Face an Uphill Battle in the U.S.

The fight for places where drug users can shoot up safely isn’t over—but it’s competing with an effort to expand access to medications that block addiction.

By Tim Murphy
Marcus Stanley

A Texas HIV Conference Pulled a Presentation on White Supremacy—Why?

Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.

By Tim Murphy
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This Digital Exhibition Uses Oral Histories to Break the Silence for Women Living With HIV

I’m Still Surviving is a collaborative digital and print exhibition that launched in December 2020, featuring hundreds of excerpts documenting the stories of 39 women living with HIV in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Dafina Ward

Let’s Chat With Dafina Ward, the New Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition

With a law degree and lots of organizing experience in the field, she’s ready to make sure the hard-hit South gets the resources it deserves in 2021 and beyond.

By Tim Murphy
Assata Thomas of Institute for Community Justice (second from right) with Philadelphia police officers who collaborated with Philadelphia FIGHT on a gun buyback program

A Longtime Philadelphia HIV Agency Is Also Trying to Curb Gun Violence

Philadelphia FIGHT teamed up with fellow anti-incarceration program MANN-UP to give cash in exchange for guns and bullets, no questions asked.

By Tim Murphy