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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
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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
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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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HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies in the U.S.: A Brief Tour

From PEPFAR to Ryan White and from HIV criminalization to the HIV travel ban, we describe the biggest pieces of HIV legislation and HIV-related policies in U.S. history—some of which have changed things for the better, and some for the worse.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Maureen Deely and Melvin Cauthen credit Kassaye Moges

Even in One of the Most Affluent Counties in Maryland, HIV Impacts the Most Vulnerable

This county in the Washington, D.C. suburbs needs housing, treatment, and prevention services for a very diverse population.

By Tim Murphy
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Why the Largest Global HIV Organization Is Lobbying on Housing and Zoning Issues

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sees housing for low-income people as important to its HIV mission.

By Larry Buhl
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Can Joe Biden End the HIV Epidemic?

Joe Biden is a friend to the HIV community. But ending the epidemic might be out of reach for a Biden administration, despite his personal pledge to pursue it.

By George Fistonich
RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden

HIV and the Charlotte Metro Area: What You Need to Know

In North Carolina, Greater Charlotte is booming, but income disparity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on immigrants, and spread-out service providers all create challenges to reversing HIV rates.

By Tim Murphy
From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children Img

From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children

"Taking away federal HIV funding in order to detain immigrant children after separating them from their families is appalling and cannot be tolerated."

By AIDS United
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To Pay for Separation of Immigrant Children, the Trump Administration Seeks to Raid Ryan White HIV Care Programs

The Trump administration has devised a scheme to simultaneously rip health care away from people living with HIV and to continue terrorizing immigrant children by shifting funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the Office of Refugee Resettle...

By Drew Gibson