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Puerto Rican HIV Activists Continue Post-Hurricane Maria Fight Despite U.S. Indifference and Local Corruption

"One would think that being a commonwealth of the most powerful country in the world would have benefits when it comes to health care and recovery from natural catastrophes, such as the one that took place in September 2017," Giuliani Alvarenga write...

By Giuliani Alvarenga

In Puerto Rico, HIV Service Providers Fight Back Against Man-Made and Natural Disasters

"Systemic failures to provide health care to the people of Puerto Rico are not born out of any natural disaster, but a man-made one," HIV advocate Drew Gibson argues.

By Drew Gibson

Help People Living With HIV in Puerto Rico Recover From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans are currently in desperate need. Here are ways you can assist them, and specifically those who are living with or impacted by HIV.

By Drew Gibson

Are We Lambs or Lions? A Perspective From HIV Advocates in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to health services, especially HIV/AIDS.

By AIDS United

Report by the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status

On March 16, the White House released the Report by the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status. That report contained a number of recommendations related to Puerto Rico's political status and economic development; it also addressed the need f...

By James Albino for

Incidence and Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- Puerto Rico, 2006

The current study examines Puerto Rico's high HIV rate and how the territory's epidemic differs from that of the United States as a whole.

"The overall HIV incidence rate in Puerto Rico in 2006 (45.0 per 100,000 population) was twice the estimated U...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Puerto Rico's Other Half

Rodriguez founded two syringe exchange programs

As part of Housing Works Harm Reduction month, the Update is spotlighting harm reduction efforts and advocacy in Puerto Rico. "Harm reduction" is any program or policy that promotes the reduction of ha...

By Housing Works

Protesting Puerto Rico's Crisis

Activists smile after charges dismissed

After almost six months and three court appearances, charges against twelve AIDS activists who blocked traffic in Manhattan to demand federal intervention in Puerto Rico's AIDS crisis have been dismissed. In N...

By Housing Works

Busted on Broadway

Long and Guaylupo talk to a cop after stopping traffic.

It was everything you could hope for in a protest.

After staging a spirited press conference in lower Manhattan's Foley Square decrying U.S. neglect of Puerto Rico's worsening AIDS crisis, abo...

By Housing Works