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Nushawn Williams Served Out His HIV-Related Sentence in 2010. Why Is He Still Not Free?

More than two decades after accepting a 12-year plea deal, the HIV-positive New Yorker remains in state custody.

By Ryan Lee
Oscar Lopez CEO, Poderosos & Founder of South Texas Equality Projects.

This Is How LGBTQ Latinx Folks Are Facing the Impact of COVID-19 at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Groups like Poderosos, Team Brownsville, and Angry Tías and Abuelas are working around the clock to help those most in need.

By Tim Murphy
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Will COVID-19 Make Modernizing HIV Criminal Laws Harder?

As shelter-in-place violation arrests increase nationwide, HIV criminal law reform activists question the way forward.

By Larry Buhl
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Amid the COVID Crisis, HIV and Other Activists Must Act Now for Fair Elections in November

What we saw on April 7 in Wisconsin, hostile court rulings followed by scarce polling sites, is a bad omen for the fall—unless citizens unite now for a full and fair vote.

By Tim Murphy
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The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

By Kenyon Farrow
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COVID-19 Exposed the Flaws in Our Government and Health Care Systems

There will come a time when science prevails, and the COVID-19 pandemic will be a painful memory. There are three lessons from the pandemic we should never forget.

By Joel L. Zive
Dr Jillian Ratti

Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”

By Ray Mwareya
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Can Bernie Sanders End the HIV Epidemic?

“If what [Republicans] describe as socialism is the best path to achieve the end of the HIV epidemic, then we ourselves cannot dismiss the Sanders campaign with the same zeal,” activist Brian Gaither writes.

By Brian Gaither
Members of END HIV Houston with Commander Luz Rivera and Lt. Commander Rodrigo Chavez of HHS

Are Health Departments Really Engaging the Community on Ending the HIV Epidemic Efforts?

And who exactly do we mean when we say “community,” anyway?

By Tim Murphy
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Can Elizabeth Warren End the HIV Epidemic?

When Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan, writes George Fistonich, it is always intersectional and comprehensive. So what does that mean for fighting a health epidemic like HIV?

By George Fistonich