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Oscar Lopez CEO, Poderosos & Founder of South Texas Equality Projects.

This Is How LGBTQ Latinx Folks Are Facing the Impact of COVID-19 at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Groups like Poderosos, Team Brownsville, and Angry Tías and Abuelas are working around the clock to help those most in need.

By Tim Murphy
(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

By Tim Murphy
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Advocates Sound Alarm on Climbing HIV Rates for Latinx Communities

What will it take to end the HIV epidemic among Latinx people in the U.S.? Community advocates and researchers weigh in on the issue -- and offer solutions.

By Larry Buhl
Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.

By Tim Murphy
Stephen Fallon Daniel Bravo Rafaelé Narváez credit Latino Saludos

Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida

Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.

By Tim Murphy
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."

By Sarah Hashmall for AIDS United
Marching with the Equality Flag in Atlanta 2011

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.

By Tim Murphy
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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.

By Ryan Lee
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.

By Tim Murphy
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...

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com