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The U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Further Exposes Racial Inequities in Its Health Care System

As Black, Native American, and Latinx people continue to experience much higher rates of death due to COVID-19, these communities are still receiving fewer vaccines.

By Anni Irish
Deja Abdul-Haqq

The Particular Struggle of the Fight Against HIV in a Deep Red State

No expanded Medicaid. Awful sex ed. Criminalization laws. And poor PrEP access. But folks are making do—and taking part in systemic political change where they can.

By Tim Murphy
safe injection protest

Overdose Prevention Sites Work, but They Face an Uphill Battle in the U.S.

The fight for places where drug users can shoot up safely isn’t over—but it’s competing with an effort to expand access to medications that block addiction.

By Tim Murphy
Greg Millett

Reviving the Office of National AIDS Policy Is Crucial to Ending the HIV Epidemic

We talked with longtime HIV/AIDS policy expert and former ONAP official Greg Millett, M.P.H., to better understand why.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Marcus Stanley

A Texas HIV Conference Pulled a Presentation on White Supremacy—Why?

Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.

By Tim Murphy
Biden Harris

Biden Actually Has a House and Senate Majority. So What Should We Push For?

Advocates say that a big fat COVID bill must come first, followed by a Medicare public option. (Oh ... and then there’s impeachment.)

By Tim Murphy
Perry Junjulas next to a sign that says "Governor Cuomo Keep Your Promise End AIDS'

New York State HIV and Health Providers Are Terrified of This Impending Cut From Gov. Cuomo’s Office

Activists and health care providers say that planned cuts in the Medicaid 340B program will decimate their funding for crucial services to vulnerable populations during COVID—and destroy the state’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
HIV community members protest the use of molecular surveillance onstage at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS

What Exactly Is Molecular Surveillance—and Why Are HIV Advocates Freaking Out Over It?

It’s a way of analyzing the genetic makeup of different people’s HIV to draw connections among cases for prevention purposes—but some are worried it could be used to criminalize people with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
vaccine virus

I Am Jealous of COVID-19

What would happen if we doubled the budget for an HIV cure? It would still be far less money than has already been spent on COVID-19 vaccines. Both are worthy of investment.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Rochelle Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., speaks during a news conference at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Dec. 8, 2020

HIV Ally Rochelle Walensky Will Lead the CDC Under Biden. Can She Rehab the Agency After Four Years of Trump?

Walensky is an expert on implementing health care solutions and is widely respected among HIV advocates. She’s also the second recent senior CDC hire who’s white, at a time when health crises are hitting people of color especially hard.

By Tim Murphy