Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.
The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.
Despite advances in undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), this survey shows that lack of education drives lack of treatment adherence and HIV stigma.
Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.
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.?
"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."
"Yes, the numbers are going down, but don't get too excited."
In a gentrifying city in the shadow of wealthy San Francisco, HIV service providers think of everything -- housing, food assistance, a spiritual community, and electrolysis -- they need to meet people's needs.
It may be suburbia, but Prince George's County HIV service providers are hard at work fighting poverty-related health risks and expanding sexual health education.
Fear of retaliation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is complicating the already-tricky business of HIV prevention in Arizona's Maricopa county, the fastest-growing county in America.