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Dedra Spears-Johnson and Juan DeCosta

Prince George's County Steps Out of D.C.'s Shadow to Address HIV

It may be suburbia, but Prince George's County HIV service providers are hard at work fighting poverty-related health risks and expanding sexual health education.

Jesús Guillén

Happy Fourth Birthday to Facebook's HIV Long Term Survivors Group! Here's a Chat With Its Founder

Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.

Small boy looking at giant staircase - facing obstacle concept

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.

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

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.

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison Img

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

ON POINT! (left to right) Flynn, Benjamin, and Davis at last year's birddog Trump tax policy protests in D.C.

With the House of Representatives Now in Democratic Hands, Here's What the Birddog Nation Activists Have Planned for Health Care in 2019

The activists have big plans for using their techniques to pressure the new Congress into inching toward universal health care in the years ahead.

George H.W. Bush in 2012

On the Day of George H.W. Bush's Funeral, Recalling HIV/AIDS Deaths on His Watch, and How Queers Fought Back

"George Herbert Walker Bush was about to start formally running for a second presidential term," writes JD Davids. "From across the northeastern United States, ACT UP members were traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, a stereotypically quaint village wh...

A photo of Roxsana Hernández at a San Francisco vigil in her honor

Pride in Mourning: On the Death of Transgender Activist Roxsana Hernández in an ICE Detention Center

Roxsana Hernández, an HIV-positive Honduran trans woman, died on May 25 inside a detention center in the custody of U.S. immigration officials due to the neglect and apathy of the officers detaining her.

(Left to right) Jaron Benjamin, Paul Davis and Jennifer Flynn stand with protesters after mass arrests in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2017

This Is Exactly How HIV Activists Disrupted Congress to Save Health Care

Jennifer Flynn and Jaron Benjamin talk about the sleep-deprived, adrenaline-charged madness of pulling together day after day of mass protests -- and about what they see as the real prize: universal health care.

Fernando Marsical speaking at Hidden Histories; background photo of Latina/o Caucus members also by Fernando Mariscal (Credit: Molly Gingras)

Early Latinx AIDS Activism Holds Lessons for Today

At a recent New York event, ACT UP NY's founding Latino Caucus members recalled a time when community members took the epidemic into their own hands.