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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
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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
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Meet Michael Chancley, a Pomeranian-Loving Atlanta Resident Now Helming the PrEP Facts Facebook Group

The Facebook group "gives insight into what the community knows about HIV in general—and what it doesn’t know, which sometimes you can forget if you work in the field and never step out of your HIV bubble," Chancley says.

By Tim Murphy
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy
Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker and Cecilia Gentili

NYC Trans Warriors Cecilia Gentili and Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker Talk Beating Trump’s Anti-Trans Health Care Rule in Court (for Now)

The Trump administration has until the end of October to respond to the decision, but the recent pro-LGBT Supreme Court ruling makes its argument pretty weak.

By Tim Murphy
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COVID-19, HIV, and Loneliness: Help From Dr. David Fawcett

Reaching out to old friends, helping others, and scheduling weekly social time can make a difference.

By Charles Sanchez
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The Anatomy of a Slip-Up

Why do people living with HIV fall through the cracks of care despite our best efforts, and how do we prevent that during a global pandemic?

By Juan Michael Porter II