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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.
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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
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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
A man waves transgender pride flag during Brighton Pride Parade on August 03, 2019

Cisgender People Need to Step Aside and Let Trans People Lead the Way

People from marginalized communities know the feeling of being talked over or excluded, but when relating to trans people, we sometimes re-enact those power differences, activist Ian Haddock writes.

By Ian L. Haddock
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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.”

By Theodore Kerr
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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.

By Tim Murphy