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I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

By Michael Lamb

Pressure Mounts on Truvada PrEP Pricing With Lawsuit and Congressional Hearings

"This isn't about you," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day. "We have legislated a system that allows [this] to happen."

By Tim Murphy

Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

By Tim Murphy

HIV Activist Jumps Into the Philadelphia City Council Race

Housing and displacement are a major focus of their campaign.

By Kenyon Farrow

Meet 11 Women Leading the U.S. Fight Against HIV in 2019

Meeting at Iris House's 14th Annual Women's Summit in New York City, they had plenty to say about their personal journeys, how far we've come toward ending the epidemic, and how far we have to go -- especially among women.

By Tim Murphy

Advocates Navigate Tricky Political Terrain for Federal HIV Funding to End the U.S. Epidemic

An alliance of advocacy groups called The Partnership rallies Congress for funding while rejecting most Trump administration policies impacting the HIV community.

By Kenyon Farrow

Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

By Charles Sanchez

In a Climate of Fear, HIV Services for Latinx Women Give Strength to Immigrant Communities

"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

How Activists Uncovered CDC's Ownership of Truvada PrEP Patents

The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.

By Charles Sanchez