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Illinois Poised to Become Second U.S. State to Decriminalize HIV Non-Disclosure Before Sex

It's 2021, and three quarters of U.S. states still have some form of HIV non-disclosure criminalization law on the books. But that number is about to drop by one.

By Tim Murphy
Ritchie Torres

Why LGBTQ People Should Run for Political Office

One of the most effective ways to make sure LGBTQ+ rights are on the agenda is to get a seat at the table.

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
Demetre Daskalakis

Between COVID and a New Administration, What's to Come for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Plan?

The pandemic has definitely delayed things, say advocates, but overall the goal of stopping HIV in the U.S. by 2025 is still on track.

By Tim Murphy
Amy Coney Barrett

The Affordable Care Act Has Helped Us Folks With HIV in So Many Ways—but It’s Once Again Imperiled

If Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is seated before Nov. 10, it could mean the end of the health law that has benefited us on multiple levels.

By Tim Murphy
RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Long, Hard Fight for Sexual Justice

HIV and sexual justice advocates have lost an icon who spent a lifetime challenging our society to be better.

By Ace Robinson
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
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
Gilead headquarters

PrEP Advocates Call New Gilead Patent Suit Against HHS a ‘Distraction’

The drug manufacturer alleges the federal government filed for the Truvada prevention patent without their knowledge.

By Larry Buhl
AIDS:COVID-19

COVID-19 and HIV Are Not the Same. But They’re Similar in Many Ways That Matter.

Instead of fighting over memes, we should all be fighting for a better government response.

By Mathew Rodriguez