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RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Long, Hard Fight for Sexual Justice

HIV and sexual justice advocates have lost an icon who spent a lifetime challenging our society to be better.

By Ace Robinson
transgender refugees

Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Mark Milano

How an HIV Long-Term Survivor Sued an NYC Cosmetic Surgeon for Refusal of Service—And Won

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits providers from turning away patients based on their HIV status. When it happened to veteran HIV activist Mark Milano, he fought back.

By Tim Murphy
Bronx neighborhood photo from high angle

This Trio Took Care of the Bronx’s Homeless Drug Users Through the Worst Months of COVID-19

Bronx Móvil’s Tamara Oyola Santiago, Alexis Del Rio, and Nelson Gonzalez combed the New York City borough at night in a rented car to give out clean syringes, food, water, sanitizer, and other essentials.

By Tim Murphy
Arianna Inurritegui-Lint

This Trans Latina Living With HIV Is Serving Her Florida Community—And Suing Trump for Health Care Discrimination

“Access to health care is a human right,” says Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, the founder of Arianna’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

By Tim Murphy
Mark S. King

This HIV Activist Started Blogging With TheBody and Is Now Winning GLAAD and Other Journalism Awards

Charles Sanchez chats and wisecracks with the award-winning writer and HIV activist Mark S. King.

By Charles Sanchez
Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James: A National Figure for Fighting Trump and the NRA, and an HIV and LGBT Champion

New York State’s first Black and female attorney general has been by our side at rallies and protests for years now.

By Tim Murphy
Moderna headquarters

Moderna Reverses Decision to Exclude People with HIV From Their COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

“There is no clinical justification for excluding people with HIV from COVID-19 vaccine trials,” read a letter from HIV advocates to federal health officials.

By Tim Murphy
Joe Biden

Joe Biden Is Our Strongest Option to End the HIV Epidemic

As a former staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, I’ve seen his commitment to our issues up close.

By Jirair Ratevosian, M.P.H.
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.