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Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

Viva Ruiz holding shirt

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”

still from 5B

‘5B’ May Be the Most Visceral and Moving 1980s AIDS Documentary Ever Made

We interview director Dan Krauss about his new film, which documents the early years of AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital.

Merce cast JFF finale - Charles Sanchez as Merce credit Merce

HIV Web Series 'Merce' Brings More Madness in Season 2

There's more madness in the second season of 'Merce.' Plus: Catch the premiere of the music video 'Your Cure.'

TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

Mass Film Linus Ignatius and Nurse credit Linus Ignatius

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

Connie Norman

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

St. Patrick's Cathedral scene in Pose in FX's series Pose.

Here's the Story Behind the St. Patrick's Cathedral Action Depicted in 'Pose'

ACT UP's 'Stop the Church' action is an essential piece of queer history.

Scene from Pose.

Decoding 'Pose's Depiction of HIV/AIDS History in Season 2's Premiere Episode

The second season of 'Pose' begins in 1990, two years after its first season ended. And in New York City, that means a lot has happened.