Even Without Medicaid Expansion, Oklahoma HIV Service Providers Refuse to Let Anyone Fall Through the Cracks
“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”
“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”
With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.
“PrEP is our number-one priority, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.”
While the city has become a global model that ending the HIV epidemic is possible, the impact of the tech boom has created problems for the city’s most marginalized residents.
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.
Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.
While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.
High religious stigma, urban and rural epidemics, and draconian HIV criminalization laws will make Missouri’s HIV plan complex.
Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.