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Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

By George Kevin Jordan

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

By Charles Sanchez

TheBody's 10 Most Popular HIV-Related Stories of 2018

We wanted to share with you the articles on TheBody that you made the most popular stories we’ve published this year.

By Kenyon Farrow

On the Day of George H.W. Bush's Funeral, Recalling HIV/AIDS Deaths on His Watch, and How Queers Fought Back

"George Herbert Walker Bush was about to start formally running for a second presidential term," writes JD Davids. "From across the northeastern United States, ACT UP members were traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, a stereotypically quaint village wh...

By JD Davids

AIDS: Homophobic and Moralistic Images of 1980s Still Haunt Our View of HIV -- That Must Change

"We must consider what AIDS meant to people in the 1980s and 1990s, and what HIV still means today," João Florêncio writes.

By João Florêncio for The Conversation

Early Latinx AIDS Activism Holds Lessons for Today

At a recent New York event, ACT UP NY's founding Latino Caucus members recalled a time when community members took the epidemic into their own hands.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Nancy Reagan's Bloody HIV/AIDS Legacy: A Blog Entry by Matt Ebert

"Seeing a picture of the Reagans in 2016, I am reminded what a terrible time that was for so many of us," Ebert writes. " Nancy Reagan, in her blood red dresses, was the embodiment of a new ruling class of conservative thought."

By Matt Ebert

In South Florida, AIDS Museum Looks Backward and Forward

South Florida is the location of the World AIDS Museum, which looks at the history of the epidemic from its earliest days until now. It is the first museum dedicated to HIV/AIDS.

By David Durán

Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome

For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.

By David Salyer for Any Major Dude Will Tell You