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Five Books on HIV in the Black Community Everyone Should Have

These are not the only books, but they’re a great place to start.

Mel Leroy and Wilburn Mithcell

Lack of Health Insurance and Housing Are Barriers to Care in Fort Worth, Texas

Almost 1 in 5 people in Fort Worth, Texas, lack health insurance, a barrier to getting people the care they need, especially in a state that did not expand Medicaid access.

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Can Pete Buttigieg End the HIV Epidemic?

Despite having some smart policies, Pete Buttigieg, according to writer Brian Gaither, doesn’t seem to have a firm grasp on the gravity of the AIDS epidemic.

Levi Narine and his mom Timika credit Levi Narine

A Brooklyn, NY, Program Helps Parents Understand and Accept Their LGBTQ Kids—Before It’s Too Late

Project ALY aims to prevent youth depression, drug use, HIV infection, and suicide—all consequences of family rejection.

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New Experimental Show Brings HIV/AIDS Out of the Undetectable Closet

Performance artists bring together 35 years of art and activism in ‘GENERATOR.’

Patricia McNeill Shelton (left) with bestie Lesly Afranie

Love or Hate Valentine’s Day, Find Out How Others Enjoy It (Or Get Through It)

The HIV community spills the tea on how they spend The Big V.D.!

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How One Queer Dating App Is Making Space for the Queer Community

With its emphasis on users’ desires instead of photos, this app for everyone but cisgender men cranks up the flirtation.

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The Radical Sex of Serodiscordant Couples

Thanks to advances in HIV treatment and prevention, serodiscordant couples are having a new kind of sex. And it is revolutionary, argues writer Alexander Cheves.

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Reading the Diaries of Lou Sullivan, a Racy and Determined Gay Transgender Ancestor

Lou Sullivan's "We Both Laughed in Pleasure," a collection of his diaries, is a "vital" book from a transmasculine writer and activist who writes, in great detail, about his desires.

Ricarrdo Valentine and Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. of BrotherHood Dance credit Ramy Mam

What Happens When Black Gay Men With HIV Love and Dance in the Name of Brotherhood

After making a splash with 'how to survive a plague,' Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine create dance about the African diaspora with Brother(hood) Dance!