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Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

By Charles Sanchez

New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men

'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.

By Tim Murphy

The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

By Charles Sanchez

FX Series 'Pose' Brings to Life HIV History Through Black and Latinx Characters

It didn't take long for Pose, the Sunday night FX series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, to achieve critical acclaim and become a cultural hit among black and Latinx LGBT communities.

By George Kevin Jordan

No Shame in Sin Vergüenza: A Bilingual Telenovela Targets HIV Stigma

Sin Vergüenza is based on real people and their stories, woven together in composite form, as seen at Los Angeles AltaMed clinics by the show's creators.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Inside 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace's' Story of High Fashion, Homicide and HIV

What does the new series on Versace's murder and the disclosure that he was HIV positive tell us about HIV stigma today?

By Charles Sanchez

Embracing My Inner Annie to Combat HIV Stigma

In today's crazy world, "a web series like Merce, which shows someone living with HIV and thriving, surrounded by loving family and friends and living unapologetically, is more important than ever."

By Charles Sanchez

Ending HIV Stigma: A Blog Entry by Christina Carta

"Treatment works, and many others, as well as myself, have been able to live a normal life with an undetectable viral load," Christina Carta writes. "For anyone wanting to know more about HIV and the reality of living and dealing with HIV, you can wa...

By Christina Carta for Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Advocates Fighting to End HIV Criminalization Reach a Global TV/Web Audience on Al Jazeera English (Video)

This week, HIV criminalization advocacy reached a global audience on both TV and the internet with The Stream, on Al Jazeera English.

By Edwin J. Bernard for HIV Justice Network

In the Birth of the HIV 'Super-Spreader' on a Nevada Porn Set, Both AHF and the Film Industry Are Accountable

"Porn is one industry in which zero HIV transmission is a reasonable goal," Ebert writes, but says that producers have excuses for failed safety standards -- including AHF head Weinstein's push for condom mandates.

By Matt Ebert