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Shay and TK

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

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

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

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
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
ACT UP

Until We End the HIV Epidemic, ACT UP Is Still Here Fighting Back

TheBody interviews three current ACT UP New York members about their current campaigns and the challenges of organizing during another pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Max Westerman and Sean Strub

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
David Webster and Larry Kramer

On Loving and Losing Larry Kramer: An Interview With His Husband, David Webster

“Even at nearly 85, Larry was still a little boy,” said Webster.

By Tim Murphy
George M. Johnson in 2016

“There’s Going to Be a Narrative Only You Can Tell”

A message of hope and purpose from a leader in HIV advocacy and Black queer empowerment.

By George M. Johnson
Deloris Dockrey

Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19

The activist for the rights of Black women and immigrants living with HIV is remembered by friend and colleague Martha Cameron, M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.