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‘Our Work Is Not Done’: The True Story of America’s Response to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

In ‘To End a Plague,’ Emily Bass chronicles the history of PEPFAR and the activists who moved then-President George W. Bush to take action.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Not Just Gay Men: Honoring the Stories of Women With HIV 40 Years Later

Over the past 40 years, women living with HIV/AIDS have had to—and continue to—fight against erasure from the historical dominant narrative.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Lessons From 7 Years as GMHC’s CEO: A Conversation With Kelsey Louie

Defining moments and lessons learned from leading the world’s first HIV and AIDS nonprofit.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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My Sistah’s House Is Building Tiny Homes for Black Trans People in Memphis

Organizer Kayla Gore speaks on the importance of inclusive, affirming shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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NYC Working Group Urges Policymakers to Recognize COVID-19 as a Chronic Condition

A new report calls for action towards health justice and healing for New York communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.

By Ciarra Jones
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Sarah Schulman Discusses Her Massive ACT UP Tome ‘Let the Record Show,’ Coming This May

“Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,” the 20th title from acclaimed author, activist, and ACT UP alum Sarah Schulman, is the culmination of 20 years’ worth of in-depth video interviews with nearly 200 ACT UP alums.

By Tim Murphy
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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