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LGBTQ+

What You Need to Know About HIV in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the U.S.

HIV affects many people of various sexual orientations and gender identities living under the LGBTQ+ umbrella—and the reasons behind the statistics explain a lot about why these groups are still so heavily affected by HIV in the U.S. today.

By Mathew Rodriguez
AIDSVu map that depicts state-by-state rates of people living with HIV in the U.S.
Features

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

By Kenyon Farrow
DC life
Interviews

After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

By Tim Murphy
PEPFAR protest
PEPFAR

HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies in the U.S.: A Brief Tour

From PEPFAR to Ryan White and from HIV criminalization to the HIV travel ban, we describe the biggest pieces of HIV legislation and HIV-related policies in U.S. history—some of which have changed things for the better, and some for the worse.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Ace Robinson and cousin
Personal Stories

African Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic—Including My Family in Albany, Georgia

HIV advocate Ace Robinson writes about the devastating impact of losing several family members to COVID-19.

By Ace Robinson
Dwayne Steward, Devin Quinn, and Chad Braun
Interviews

In Central Ohio, Advocates Work to Correct HIV Misinformation and Structural Barriers to Care

Columbus is Ohio’s largest city—and home to the state’s largest number of people living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
Mel Leroy and Wilburn Mithcell
Features

Lack of Health Insurance and Housing Are Barriers to Care in Fort Worth, Texas

Almost 1 in 5 people in Fort Worth, Texas, lack health insurance, a barrier to getting people the care they need, especially in a state that did not expand Medicaid access.

By Tim Murphy
Justin Toro
Interviews

In the Bronx, Keeping Pace With New York City’s HIV Successes Amid High Poverty Rates

In the Bronx, poverty, homelessness, and other structural factors are barriers to care for many, but the borough is still making progress in fighting its epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
Maureen Deely and Melvin Cauthen credit Kassaye Moges
Interviews

Even in One of the Most Affluent Counties in Maryland, HIV Impacts the Most Vulnerable

This county in the Washington, D.C. suburbs needs housing, treatment, and prevention services for a very diverse population.

By Tim Murphy
Antioco Carrillo and Anne credit Andrew Pounders
Interviews

HIV Prevention and Care Messages Can't Break Through the Neon Glare of Sin City

In Las Vegas, known for its vice-related tourism, finding resources to reach people at risk or in need of care is still a challenge.

By Tim Murphy