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As the Trump Era Ends, HIV Activists Need to Go Big or Go Home

In this kind of environment, sticking to our business-as-usual HIV advocacy isn’t going to be enough, argues contributing editor and longtime activist Kenyon Farrow.

By Kenyon Farrow
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People Living With HIV Must Vote—Now More Than Ever

The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, access to reproductive health services, the price of medication, and even COVID-19 are all on the ballot.

By Alejandro Acosta
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
essential worker

Now Is the Time to Give Essential Workers What They Deserve

Until we take this opportunity to define how much essential workers matter, cards, prayers, good thoughts, parades, and big coffees will not move their rights forward.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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.
Suwan Arjwichai-right.

Thailand Has Lost One of Its Fiercest HIV and Drug-Policy Activists

Friends and fellow activists remember Suwan Arjwichai, who helped power the Thai Drug Users Network.

By Tim Murphy
The New York Times

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
finger wagging

With COVID-19, Much Like HIV, Stigma Kills Prevention Efforts

"If you couple two things together enough, let’s say disease prevention and shame, eventually people are going to avoid the former in order to not feel the latter."

By Josh Kruger
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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg