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Pharmacies Grapple With Red Tape as States Try to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe PrEP

Getting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to more people who need it will take some legislative teamwork to overcome barriers, such as lack of incentive for pharmacists.

By Larry Buhl
Oxiris Barbot

Health Advocates Are Furious Over the Resignation of NYC’s Health Commissioner

They say that Mayor Bill de Blasio sidelined her expertise by handing off crucial COVID-19 case tracing to another city agency.

By Tim Murphy
Joe Biden

Joe Biden Is Our Strongest Option to End the HIV Epidemic

As a former staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, I’ve seen his commitment to our issues up close.

By Jirair Ratevosian, M.P.H.
AIDS quilt

The History of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic changed the course of human history. This is the story of how dedicated activists changed the course of AIDS.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW
Lindsey Graham GOP Senators

Gay Sex Rumors Aside, Lindsey Graham’s LGBTQ Record Is a Flaming Trash Dumpster

Questions about the senator’s sexuality are swirling, but his votes on queer lives matter more.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Ben in pill bottle

Copay Cards May No Longer Count Toward Your Health Plan Deductible

The Trump administration’s HHS has officially told plans they don’t have to do this—and that could mean a hard hit on patient wallets.

By Tim Murphy
press briefing back turned

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
Cuomo press briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Used His Coronavirus “Hero” Status to Slash the Health Care Budget

Cuomo strong-armed $2.5 billion in Medicaid cuts even after COVID-19 started breaking his state’s health system.

By Tim Murphy
Bernie Sanders superimposed over Capitol building

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
Elizabeth Warren superimposed over Capitol building

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