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Painted Ladies Houses in San Francisco in evening
Viewpoints

To Combat Homelessness in San Francisco, The City Must Confront Its Anti-Homeless Laws

Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.

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Features

Tawdry Feud Between City and Nonprofit Exposes Atlanta AIDS Housing Failures

Delays in payments have caused hardships for people needing rental assistance, as well as the organizations that serve them.

Noel Twilbeck, Donna Ford and Dorian-Gray Alexander
Features

In Post-Katrina New Orleans, HIV Rates Have Fallen While PrEP and HIV Care Have Increased

Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.

Marianne Williamson
News Analysis

Is Marianne Williamson's Record on AIDS as Great as She Claims?

As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House July 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Viewpoints

There's a Rocky Road Ahead for Trump's Plan to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Timothy Hinkhouse, an incarcerated HIV-positive AIDS activist, argues that more resources should go toward finding a cure.

AIDSVu map that depicts state-by-state rates of people living with HIV in the U.S.
Features

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden
Features

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.

World map and rainbow flag on hands
News Analysis

Why We Need Pride in the Face of Worldwide Oppression, Violence, and HIV

"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."

Gynecological chair in doctor's office
Personal Stories

Accessing a Safe, Legal Abortion in the South Felt Like A Perilous Journey. It Shouldn't.

Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.