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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
Mel Leroy and Wilburn Mithcell

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
Joe Biden superimposed over Capitol building

Can Joe Biden End the HIV Epidemic?

Joe Biden is a friend to the HIV community. But ending the epidemic might be out of reach for a Biden administration, despite his personal pledge to pursue it.

By George Fistonich
Amanda Lugg and Jay W. Walker

For Black New Yorkers, HIV Progress Is Challenged by Housing Costs and Trump Anti-Immigrant Policies

Despite the Big Apple’s HIV rates falling for everyone, Black New Yorkers still are the most vulnerable.

By Tim Murphy
(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

By Tim Murphy
Kevin Koerner and Morrigan Phillips credit Megan Eaves

In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

By Tim Murphy
Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

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.

By Tim Murphy
Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

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.

By Tim Murphy
Raymond Brickhouse (left) and Rob Newells

Oakland's HIV Epidemic Is a Tale of Two Cities

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.

By Tim Murphy
Damien Center staffers left to right: Maxine Wallace, Intensive Housing Coordinator, Devon Martin, Care Coordinator, Alan Witchey, President and CEO

Indianapolis HIV Service Providers Persevere Amid Stigma and Lack of Funding

In conservative Central Indiana, this LGBTQ-run agency transcended its repressive origins and helps people with HIV who are discriminated against at other local institutions.

By Tim Murphy