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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
Sero Project staff members Kamaria Laffrey, Tami Haught, and Cindy Stine during preparations for the HIV Is Not A Crime Conference (HINAC).

Trump May Be Gone, but the HIV Criminalization Fight Goes On

There’s still work to do, even under a more progressive administration.

By Giuli Alvarenga
TS Candii

New York’s Notorious “Walking While Trans” Law Has Finally Been Repealed

The transgender community and allies spent years trying to undo a solicitation law used to harass Black and brown trans women on the street.

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
essential worker

Could Raising the Minimum Wage Be the Best Way to Fight HIV?

Making sure everyone has enough money to live on can protect HIV-negative people from vulnerability to HIV infection and keep the viral loads of people living with HIV undetectable.

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
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What’s the Legal Forecast on HIV and LGBTQ Issues Now That Biden Has the Senate?

A new report shows the extent to which Trump filled court seats with judges holding anti-LGBTQ records. How fast can Biden offset that?

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