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Angela Motsusi
Features

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Anti-Stigma “I Can Give U” Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm

This DIY PSA campaign has spread internationally, telling the world about the wonderful things people with HIV can give, while successful treatment allows them to not give HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
Transgender Salvadoran activist Ruby Corado
Interviews

This Latinx Icon Is Opening a Shelter Just for LGBTQ Migrants

Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby to link LGBTQ youth to health care and support. Now, she’s giving LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum in the United States the stability they need to transition to life in a new country.

By Daisy Becerra and Giuli Alvarenga
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News

Timothy Ray Brown, the First Person Known To Be Cured of HIV, Has Died of Cancer at 54

A recurrence of the very leukemia that led to his revolutionary HIV-curing stem-cell transplant has taken the life of Brown, who died in Palm Springs on Sept. 29.

By Tim Murphy
Henry van Ameringen
Features

Fairy Godfather: Remembering Henry van Ameringen, Who Gave Nearly $150 Million to HIV and LGBTQ Causes

The gay fragrance heir constantly opened his checkbook for projects to support the queer community’s most vulnerable.

By Tim Murphy
Felix Gonzales-Torres
Features

The Lasting Legacy of Artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Gonzalez-Torrez’ installations and their commentary on loss and time speak to us during the present pandemic.

By Anni Irish
Shay and TK
Interviews

Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.

By Tim Murphy
Craig Washington and George Burgess at Sisterlove event
Interviews

Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Arianna Inurritegui-Lint
Interviews

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
Interviews

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