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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
COVID-19 vaccine

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Be a Magic Cure-All

Even with a vaccine, people in the U.S. will have to confront widespread mistrust of public health services, government leaders, and vaccines themselves.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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The Voices of Those Affected by HIV Are the Missing Link in Our Current COVID-19 Response

Communities affected by HIV are uniquely positioned to offer leadership in fighting this pandemic.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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.
Plandemics

Fighting the ‘Plandemic’ and Other Science Disinformation Campaigns

Activists Jennifer Brea and Gregg Gonsalves discuss how to combat a plague of disinformation.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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
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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg
Tallahassee capital

Ending the Epidemic in Florida Must Include Ending HIV Criminalization

Modernizing the state’s HIV criminal laws for organ donation and nondisclosure should be a priority, Equality Florida advocate Alejandro Acosta writes.

By Alejandro Acosta
Sen. Michael Bennet superimposed over capitol building

Can Michael Bennet End the HIV Epidemic?

The moderate Colorado senator doesn’t have the worst record when it comes to HIV, but he lacks the bold vision needed to end the epidemic, according to activist Barb Cardell.

By Barb Cardell
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South Carolina’s Multi-Faceted HIV Epidemic Must Contend With Harmful State Laws

Though South Carolina is in the middle of an opioid epidemic and is ranked sixth nationally for HIV/AIDS prevalence, needle exchange is illegal in the state.

By Tim Murphy