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Jewel Thais-Williams
Interviews

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco
Features

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

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Personal Stories

My Former Patient was Denied PEP at a Big Atlanta HIV Organization. Here's What I Did.

David Malebranche's former patient tried to get PEP at a major Atlanta HIV clinic and was initally denied. Though the situation has been made right, it's important to make sure this doesn't happen again.

TS Candii.
Features

‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

Bernie Sanders superimposed over Capitol building
Features

Can Bernie Sanders End the HIV Epidemic?

“If what [Republicans] describe as socialism is the best path to achieve the end of the HIV epidemic, then we ourselves cannot dismiss the Sanders campaign with the same zeal,” activist Brian Gaither writes.

Sharon Day
Interviews

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

Dwayne Steward, Devin Quinn, and Chad Braun
Interviews

In Central Ohio, Advocates Work to Correct HIV Misinformation and Structural Barriers to Care

Columbus is Ohio’s largest city—and home to the state’s largest number of people living with HIV.

Nilda Rodriguez
Interviews

Nilda Rodriguez on the Happiness, Sadness, and Education of the Early AIDS Epidemic

Nilda Rodriguez was a newly sober lesbian when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. Those two events would change the course of her life forever.

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Viewpoints

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.