"My time in Amsterdam for the 2018 International AIDS Conference has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more 'sex positive' than most," Mark S. King notes.
But the process may take months, pending Congressional approval.
Haitians, gay men, and Central Americans have all been scapegoats in the storied history of American HIV immigration bans.
The friend of an HIV-positive man jailed in Singapore argues that governments have a duty to protect people living with HIV from stigma and unfair criminal prosecution.
But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.
Generic pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is available in at least 26 countries, allowing those countries to scale up access and reduce HIV transmissions. Why not here?
"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.
As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."
"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."
This is his story.
As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.