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Dr. Julio Montaner, head of the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
News

How One Canadian Province Hit Its Lowest Rate of HIV Transmission Ever

Despite the interruptions in testing and treatment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic elsewhere, Julio Montaner, M.D., and colleagues in British Columbia have nearly eliminated HIV there.

By Ray Mwareya
Jeff Taylor of Palm Springs, California
Features

Are People Living With HIV Ready to Contribute to the Next Step in Cure Trials?

Exciting new discoveries toward a functional HIV cure are emerging. But we’ll only get there if people with HIV join studies.

By Tim Murphy
Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Viewpoints

Learning From HIV Research, $1.15 Billion for NIH Long-Term Studies of COVID-19 Must be Wisely Spent

We must recognize long COVID-19 as a chronic condition—and that starts with an equitable, community-led, and long-term response.

By JD Davids
CurtisSmithHERO copy
Interviews

Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
Mr E for HOPWA story
News

The Fight for More HOPWA Funding Is on in 2021

The program currently serves only a fraction of all low-income folks with HIV who are eligible for housing. Can advocates pull off a game-changer this year?

By Tim Murphy
Texas state capitol
News

A Texas ADAP Shortfall Is Threatening Medication Supply for People With HIV

After a state health department accounting glitch, advocates say that if at least $52 million doesn’t come in fast, folks are going to be bumped off their meds.

By Tim Murphy
Black woman talking to doctor
Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.

By Dali Adekunle
PACHA members meet in October 2019 at a summit hosted by Florida's Care Resource HIV agency.
News

Will the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Ever Be Useful Again?

PACHA started with a bang in the Reagan era. Since then, and especially under Trump, it’s never had much real impact. Could that change?

By Tim Murphy
Jesse Milan
News

The Racial Justice Index Will Investigate Whether HIV Agencies Really Walk the Equity Walk

AIDS United and Black AIDS Institute will ask organizations to answer a survey measuring how much their leadership and board look like the people they serve.

By Tim Murphy
HIV power couple Amy Kililea and Lauren Banks-Kililea and their children
Interviews

This HIV Power Couple’s First Convo Was About Medicaid Expansion

It’s all advocacy all the time for policy-wonk wives and moms Amy Killelea and Lauren Banks Killelea. But they like it that way.

By Tim Murphy