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Robert Marquez Keonna Gilmore Precshard Williams Rebecca Nessen Tommy Wright credit Metro Inclusive Health

In Tampa Bay, PrEP and U=U Education Are Needed Most for Young Men of Color and Transgender Women

“PrEP is our number-one priority, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.”

(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.

Avery and Lance Malone credit Care Alliance

In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

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.

Trenice Murphy and Geri DeLaRosa

Sacramento Youth Support Each Other to Live Full, Healthy Lives With HIV and Prevent New Transmissions

Adolescents and young adults living with HIV face many challenges, as do parents. In Sacramento, California, Sunburst Projects is there for both youth and their families.

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.

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Black Gay Boys Struggling With Depression and Crystal Meth -- You're Going to Be OK

Crystal meth use rates seem to be rising among black and Latinx gay and bisexual men in most parts of the U.S. This is one young man's journey to mental health and recovery.

Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Marrero, Tyler Hurt, Corey Clark, and Ariel Sabillon

We're Young, We're Living With HIV, and We've Come a Long Way

In these brief videos, young adults living with HIV answer the question, "What have you learned about yourself since your diagnosis?"

Louie Ortiz-Fonseca Builds Digital Bridges Between Youth and the Not-So-Young Img

YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

A protestor demonstrates near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago on Jan. 9.

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.