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Aquarius Gilmer

A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

"My gayness -- my identity -- is not a sin," says Rev. Aquarius Gilmer, the director of governmental affairs and advocacy at the Southern AIDS Coalition. "The sin is that people don't have access to prevention or care, not how a person contracts HIV or that they are living with HIV."

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In Georgia's Metropolitan Heart, HIV Beats On

Our new "Eyes on the End" series kicks off with an up-close-and-personal glimpse at what's driving the HIV epidemic in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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As HIV Rates Soar in Louisiana, LSU Withholds PrEP Coverage

Baton Rouge has had the highest HIV rates in the nation for years. Yet, Louisiana State University's biggest insurance policy does not cover PrEP.

Gilead COMPASS Initiative panel discussion participants (L-R): Dr. Michael Mugavero (UAB School of Public Health), Nic Carlisle (Southern AIDS Coalition) and Kathie Hiers (AIDS Alabama) with moderator Douglas Brooks (Gilead Sciences) at The Harbert Center

Gilead Will Help Fund the Fight Against HIV in Southern States. Is That a Mixed Blessing?

Big Pharma money can beef up public health efforts. But it can also distract from unchecked drug pricing -- and from government negligence.

Louisiana Links Program Finds 'Missing' People Living With HIV to Keep Them and Others Healthy Img

Louisiana Links Program Finds 'Missing' People Living With HIV to Keep Them and Others Healthy

Engaging people in HIV medical care and achieving the goals of care have greatly improved in the participating health care sites since the implementation of the Louisiana Links program.

Kim Hood, COO of HAART in Baton Rouge, has some choice words for AHF.

AHF Offers Loans to Louisiana Agencies They Are Suing! A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"In a bizarre press release issued by AIDS Healthcare Foundation ... has offered 'no interest loans' to assist Baton Rouge HIV non-profits who are suffering financially as a result of being sued by AHF," writes King. "Yes, their circular logic is e...

AHF CEO Michael Weinstein

Louisiana HIV Agencies Respond to 'Shocking' AHF Lawsuit: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"In a profoundly troubling lawsuit against the City of Baton Rouge and local HIV/AIDS non-profits, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has forced federal funds to be withheld while AHF continues their litigious temper tantrum over not receiving a Ry...

The Forgotten Ones: How HIV Is Wreaking Silent Havoc on Black West Virginians Img

The Forgotten Ones: How HIV Is Wreaking Silent Havoc on Black West Virginians

"A greater percentage of blacks in West Virginia who have been diagnosed with HIV are dying than anywhere else in the U.S. and people don't seem to care," writes Gibson. "How many more have to die before people do?"

Addressing the Costly Whiteness of AIDS Service Organizations in the South Img

Addressing the Costly Whiteness of AIDS Service Organizations in the South

"People of color are aware that we have to take more initiative and control to save ourselves," explains Francisco Luis White. "We're eager to and capable of truly leading the HIV/AIDS charge in our community."

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Louisiana: New Clinic Opens for HIV/AIDS Patients Who Lack Health Insurance

This article was reported by Shreveport Times.

The Shreveport Times reported that the Philadelphia Center, a Shreveport, La., nonprofit organization, would partner with the Martin Luther King Health Center to provide a free monthly HIV and AIDS clin...