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Will New York Governor Cuomo Release Thousands of Aging Prisoners Before COVID-19 Kills Them?

The activist group Release Aging People in Prison has launched an urgent campaign to get the governor to enact mass clemency before the coronavirus sweeps through New York’s 52 prisons.

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
Character Lessons I Learned While Imprisoned for HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Character Lessons I Learned While Imprisoned for HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"No longer am I the impulsive person I once was with total disregard for any and all consequences. Now I think everything through, playing all the outcomes in my mind first, so I can make the right decisions."

By Tim Hinkhouse
Med Side Effects: Thinking About How HIV Affects Us Physically -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Med Side Effects: Thinking About How HIV Affects Us Physically -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Being HIV positive and feeling the side effects of various meds has encouraged Tim Hinkhouse to care more about his body: "I have wanted to learn all I can to stay healthy."

By Tim Hinkhouse
HIV Advocates Turn to Parole Reform, Seeking Release of Aging Prisoners Img

HIV Advocates Turn to Parole Reform, Seeking Release of Aging Prisoners

"People with AIDS are vilified for something they did once in their lives -- for unsafe sex or injecting drugs," says Laura Whitehorn. It's similar with the population aging in prison, she says, held indefinitely due to parole denials.

By Victoria Law
Waheedah Shabazz-El Finds Spiritual Freedom as a Muslim Woman With HIV Img

Waheedah Shabazz-El Finds Spiritual Freedom as a Muslim Woman With HIV

"This is spiritual work, and I feel as if I am spiritually guided," explains Shabazz-El of the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN). "My story is one where God has purposely placed people in my life."

By Kellee Terrell