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5 Ways to Make HIV Infection Rare: How States, Cities, People Living With HIV and Communities Can End the Epidemic Img

5 Ways to Make HIV Infection Rare: How States, Cities, People Living With HIV and Communities Can End the Epidemic

Living with HIV since 1986, Murray Penner heads a national group of state public health officials focused on HIV. He walks us through how we can make new HIV infections rare in every zip code in the U.S.

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Women's Prevention Works If Women's Realities Are Appreciated and Prioritized

Advocates from across Africa came together for a meeting to discuss the recent dapivirine vaginal ring results, what they mean in the broader context of women's HIV prevention, what comes next and key milestones to plan for.

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Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?

This June, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS will issue a "political declaration" on the global HIV response. This declaration will, in turn, have significant influence for years to come in the setting of global HIV policy priorities,...

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Erasing Black AIDS Histories

With chants and decals broadcasting the message "Stop Erasing Black People," the Tacoma Action Collective protested the "Art AIDS America" exhibition, demanding greater black representation for its national tour.

Racial Justice Activist DeRay Mckesson Reflects on HIV and the Black Lives Matter Movement Img

Racial Justice Activist DeRay Mckesson Reflects on HIV and the Black Lives Matter Movement

DeRay Mckesson, a powerful activist for racial justice, took the stage at the U.S. Conference on AIDS to discuss Black Lives Matter and his own experiences with HIV testing and stigma.

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Representative Maxine Waters: If Black Lives Matter, Don't Cut the Minority AIDS Initiative

"Clearly, the lives of blacks, Latinos, and other minorities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS are still at great risk and we cannot afford to let the Minority AIDS Initiative be decimated," said Rep. Waters, a longtime Congressional HIV advoca...

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Views on the Trial and Conviction of Michael Johnson, a Black Life That Matters

The HIV criminalization case of Missouri college student Michael Johnson is a call to rethink everything we thought we knew about the HIV epidemic, about the justice system and about the lives caught in the intersection of those two spheres. We offer...

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An Open Letter to Larry Kramer

After Larry Kramer received a lifetime achievement award from GMHC, his comments bristled some in the HIV/AIDS community. Steve Helmke of ACT UP has a response to Kramer's comments.

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How Is Silence Equals Death Relevant Post-Ferguson?

Christian Liclair discusses the ACT UP slogan "Silence = Death" and what it means during this time of racial unrest in the United States.

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Forgetting ACT UP and Reducing the Past to One Moment

Coming out of an event in New York City, this piece discusses what happens when we continuously remember ACT UP instead of remembering all the activism that happened in the AIDS crisis.