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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
James Wentzy, Tracy McNeil, Catherine Allen

At NYC’s Oldest HIV Residence, Both Fury and Excitement Over Rebuild Plans

Some longtime dwellers of Bailey-Holt House, open since 1986, oppose being displaced, even though they’re invited back.

By Tim Murphy
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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
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
Leilah Babirye and Amanda Lugg

At This Harlem Meetup, LGBTQ Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Bond and Laugh

The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.

By Tim Murphy
Amanda Lugg and Jay W. Walker

For Black New Yorkers, HIV Progress Is Challenged by Housing Costs and Trump Anti-Immigrant Policies

Despite the Big Apple’s HIV rates falling for everyone, Black New Yorkers still are the most vulnerable.

By Tim Murphy
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Black Transgender Activist Kiara St. James on Her Strategic Vision for 2020—and on Getting Help With Holiday Depression and Anxiety

“I realized it wasn’t normal for me to feel the hopelessness I was feeling.”

By Tim Murphy
Rosemary Lopez & Robert Steptoe of ACQC

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.

By Tim Murphy
Connie Norman

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

By Giuli Alvarenga
New York Health Act 13-hour hearing for single-payer health care.

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