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Advocates Aren’t Happy About Drug-Patent Language in the Updated UNAIDS Document That Sets the Global AIDS Agenda

They say the U.S. nixed terminology that would have made it easier for middle- and low-income countries to manufacture and obtain less expensive HIV drugs—despite Biden’s COVID patent signals.

By Tim Murphy
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The Unequal COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Divide: Turn Grief Into Rage

Like the treatment divide of the early HIV/AIDS crisis, the uneven distribution of COVID-19 vaccines poses a global threat.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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In Mexico, an HIV-Positive Man’s Death Sparks Protests for Reform

In the wake of a brutal alleged murder, activists have united to repeal HIV criminalization laws, get hate crime legislation on the books, and fill gaps in HIV treatment access.

By Tim Murphy
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Leaderless for More Than a Year, the U.S. Effort to Fight Global AIDS Faces a Foggy Future

With its powerful former head Deborah Birx, M.D., now retired after her Trump-era COVID fumble, the program awaits a new top dog—and perhaps a new life.

By Tim Murphy
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What the Heck Happened to Zambia's Condoms?

Alleged corruption has caused countless health risks and an increase in stigma against condom use in Zambia, where HIV rates are still high.

By Audrey Natsai Simango
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Is Lockdown the Ideal Time to Test for HIV and Other STIs at Home?

European organizations weigh in on what’s worked for home testing programs over the past year.

By Emmett Patterson
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Some Zimbabwean Health Care Workers are Violating the Privacy of People With HIV

Data leaks can lead to missed medications, illness, HIV drug resistance, and even worse stigma against people living with HIV.

By Nyasha Bhobo
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The Requisite Project Is Mobilizing U.K. Queer Men of Color to Take Charge of Their Sexual Wellness

A new U.K.-based initiative is creating a groundswell of action around the sexual health of queer men of color.

By Emmett Patterson
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COVID-19 Has Created Serious Challenges for Nigeria’s HIV Organizations

Five HIV/AIDS services providers in the West African country discuss how they’re getting antiretrovirals to patients and meeting other immediate needs during the pandemic.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
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People with HIV Face New Challenges to Care Continuity During COVID Lockdown

The pandemic has disrupted HIV care all over the world, causing missed doses of medications and lack of access to clinics.

By Michael Broder