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Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

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This St. Louis–Based HIV Activist Uses Her Own Story to Make HIV Have ‘Meaning Behind the Numbers’

Positive Women’s Network-USA member and founder of Kneeshe Speaks, Kneeshe Parkinson, talks about the importance of connection, women, and telling our stories.

Joan R. Ferguson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds

One of the Early ‘Foot Soldiers’ of HIV Activism Discusses Mobilizing in Black St. Louis

St. Louis–based advocate and educator Joan Ferguson talks about HIV work then and now.

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After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

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South Side Chicago Organization Puts a Family Touch on HIV Treatment and PrEP Adherence Support

With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.

Terry Smith and Ty Gaffney Smith of APLA

Tackling HIV Racial Disparities in the City of Angels

Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.

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Dallas’ HIV Services Are Robust. But the County’s Numbers Are Still Stubborn, Say Caregivers

Though services are there, workers in Dallas’ HIV caregiving force say that retaining people in these services is a problem.

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South Carolina’s Multi-Faceted HIV Epidemic Must Contend With Harmful State Laws

Though South Carolina is in the middle of an opioid epidemic and is ranked sixth nationally for HIV/AIDS prevalence, needle exchange is illegal in the state.

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From the Ozarks to St. Louis, Missouri Must Combat HIV on Multiple Fronts

High religious stigma, urban and rural epidemics, and draconian HIV criminalization laws will make Missouri’s HIV plan complex.