"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.
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.
"At this year's International AIDS Conference ... we witnessed several pivotal developments in the global HIV response," Sean Hosein writes. "We also saw some setbacks in our efforts to prevent infections and improve the lives of people living with H...
Mark S. King explores the dark nooks and crannies of Amsterdam's most infamous gay sex venue, Club Church; has a candid conversation with manager Anne Rodermond; and talks with "Amsterdam Kinkster" Chris Vincent about leather, fetish sex, and safety ...