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Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center
Interviews

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

Amanda Lugg and Jay W. Walker
Interviews

For Black New Yorkers, HIV Progress Is Challenged by Housing Costs and Trump Anti-Immigrant Policies

Despite the Big Apple’s HIV rates falling for everyone, Black New Yorkers still are the most vulnerable.

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News Analysis

Can Amy Klobuchar End the HIV Epidemic?

HIV prevention specialist Damon L. Jacobs argues that by building on her strengths, Sen. Klobuchar could make headway in fighting the United States HIV epidemic.

Kneeshe Parkinson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Interviews

This St. Louis–Based HIV Activist Uses Her Own Story to Make HIV Have ‘Meaning Behind the Numbers’

Positive Women’s Network-USA member and founder of Kneeshe Speaks, Kneeshe Parkinson, talks about the importance of connection, women, and telling our stories.

Joan R. Ferguson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Interviews

One of the Early ‘Foot Soldiers’ of HIV Activism Discusses Mobilizing in Black St. Louis

St. Louis–based advocate and educator Joan Ferguson talks about HIV work then and now.

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News Analysis

CBS New York Reporter Fired for Story Falsely Claiming HIV Transmitted Through Saliva

CBS New York flew in the face of science and right into the arms of HIV stigma with an embarrassing tweet and story that tried to paint a man living with HIV as dangerous and his saliva as a weapon.

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Viewpoints

OK, so We Deeply Dislike Donald. What Do We Do Now?

In this op-ed, contributing editor Charles Sanchez breaks down the pros and cons of the Democratic field and explains why he’s settled on his current choice.

(L-R) Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Herman, and Douglas Hodges at the curtain call for the opening of "La Cage Aux Folles" on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010 in New York City.
News Analysis

Late Broadway Composer Is Remembered for Smash Successes, but We Shouldn’t Forget Outing His HIV Status May Have Killed His Career

The late Jerry Herman, who wrote now-legendary shows like ‘Hello Dolly!,’ ‘Mame,’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles,’ was nearly ruined by his outing by a gossip columnist.

April Sumter Stacy Jennings Rev Shawn Torres Carmen Hampton Julious Keisha Dyer credit PALSS
Interviews

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.