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How Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Could Affect Queer Americans

The new Supreme Court justice’s extreme right-wing views could affect health care access in many ways, from reproductive health care to funding for HIV prevention.

By Anni Irish
Trump goodbye

As the Trump Era Ends, HIV Activists Need to Go Big or Go Home

In this kind of environment, sticking to our business-as-usual HIV advocacy isn’t going to be enough, argues contributing editor and longtime activist Kenyon Farrow.

By Kenyon Farrow
Ronald Reagan

Trump and Reagan’s Willful Incompetence During Epidemics

Ronald Reagan responded to the AIDS epidemic the way Donald Trump is handling the COVID-19 pandemic—by flouting science and ignoring how social determinants drive infections.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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