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Newest Abortion Restrictions May Affect HIV Screening and Care

Creating stigma for abortions may have a chilling effect on those seeking any sexual health care.

By Martha Kempner

Could New York Become the First State to Pass Single-Payer Health Care?

The first state to implement a plan to end the HIV epidemic may again attempt what others have failed to do.

By Tim Murphy

Trans Woman With HIV Dies During Release From ICE Custody After Being Denied Meds

Johana Medina died one year after Honduran transgender activist Roxsana Hernández also died in ICE custody.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Lambda Legal, Americans United and Center for Reproductive Rights Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule

"The breadth of the harm this new rule will cause is impossible to exaggerate, and opens up yet another front in the Trump Administration's assault on civil rights of minorities and already marginalized, vulnerable populations," Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg said.

By Lambda Legal

Pressure Mounts on Truvada PrEP Pricing With Lawsuit and Congressional Hearings

"This isn't about you," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day. "We have legislated a system that allows [this] to happen."

By Tim Murphy

Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

By Tim Murphy

HIV Activist Jumps Into the Philadelphia City Council Race

Housing and displacement are a major focus of their campaign.

By Kenyon Farrow

Advocates Navigate Tricky Political Terrain for Federal HIV Funding to End the U.S. Epidemic

An alliance of advocacy groups called The Partnership rallies Congress for funding while rejecting most Trump administration policies impacting the HIV community.

By Kenyon Farrow

New York City Faces Challenge to HIV/AIDS Progress With Proposed $59 Million in Cuts From Governor Cuomo

Five years after Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to end New York state's HIV epidemic by 2020, the governor is shutting off funds to vital HIV prevention and public health programs in New York City.

By Tim Murphy

If Nobody Slashes the Price of Truvada for PrEP, What Happens Next?

Activists and doctors say they're ready to go further if Gilead won't agree to -- or the U.S. government won't force -- a price reduction to make PrEP accessible to more Americans who need it.

By Tim Murphy