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Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager
Interviews

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."

Aquarius Gilmer
Interviews

A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

"My gayness -- my identity -- is not a sin," says Rev. Aquarius Gilmer, the director of governmental affairs and advocacy at the Southern AIDS Coalition. "The sin is that people don't have access to prevention or care, not how a person contracts HIV or that they are living with HIV."

Jide Macaulay
Interviews

Creating A House of Rainbow for LGBT+ and HIV-Affected People of Faith in the UK, Nigeria, and Beyond

A Christian minister since 1998, Rev. Jide Macaulay's faith-based, intersectional advocacy work has helped faith leaders living with or affected by HIV worldwide.

Atlanta Skyline with lake Lake Clara
Personal Stories

Atlanta Can Do Better to Make Sure People With HIV Have Stable Housing

Local HIV advocate Lisa Britt shares her story of how the city's unspent HOPWA funding mess has impacted her family.

Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Marrero, Tyler Hurt, Corey Clark, and Ariel Sabillon
Personal Stories

We're Young, We're Living With HIV, and We've Come a Long Way

In these brief videos, young adults living with HIV answer the question, "What have you learned about yourself since your diagnosis?"

Shawn-Patrick Torres from the Latino Commission on AIDS
News Analysis

Latinx LGBT Advocates Meet in Atlanta to Discuss Strategies to Address Growing HIV Epidemic

Latinos in the Deep South helps to lead the charge for southern social-justice organizing to end HIV.

Marianne Williamson
News Analysis

Is Marianne Williamson's Record on AIDS as Great as She Claims?

As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.

Members of WeCareTn: Halenia Crews, Chanel Adams, Jamaya Carter, Katrina Spencer, Na'Porsha Latrice, and Jasmine Tasaki
Interviews

For Trans Women in Memphis, WeCareTn Is Building a New Model on Community Strengths

Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.