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Viewpoints

The National Failure on Sexual Health Education Fuels HIV Transmissions

A veteran teacher makes the case for educating youth about sexual health.

By Alejandro Acosta
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News

The Fight for More HOPWA Funding Is on in 2021

The program currently serves only a fraction of all low-income folks with HIV who are eligible for housing. Can advocates pull off a game-changer this year?

By Tim Murphy
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Personal Stories

I Had to Get Past the Stigma of Having HIV. Then I Had to Do the Same for Mental Illness

A Minnesota HIV activist recounts her epic tale of overcoming not one, but two, diseases that can destroy us if we don’t accept—and treat—them.

By Mariah Wilberg
Author Ina Park
Interviews

‘Strange Bedfellows’ Pushes Boundaries to Shatter STI Silence and Stigma

A new book authored by UCSF School of Medicine professor Dr. Ina Park delves into the untold stories of HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Viewpoints

Black Women Should Get to Decide Whether PrEP Is an Option

Despite Black women’s increased risk for HIV in the U.S., they are not being told about medication to prevent it.

By Candis Y. McDow
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Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.

By Dali Adekunle
PACHA members meet in October 2019 at a summit hosted by Florida's Care Resource HIV agency.
News

Will the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Ever Be Useful Again?

PACHA started with a bang in the Reagan era. Since then, and especially under Trump, it’s never had much real impact. Could that change?

By Tim Murphy
Ivy Arce a Chinese-American living with HIV
News

Amid Hate Crimes, Asians and Pacific Islanders in HIV Say Relatively Low Numbers Shouldn’t Equal Invisibility

Asians and Pacific Islanders are often erased when it comes to HIV prevention, making these communities unable to share in the overall progress made in fighting HIV nationwide.

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

To Tackle HIV Among Black Women, We Must Tackle the Racial Disparity Behind Bars

The collective harms of racism within mass incarceration contribute greatly to disproportionate HIV prevalence and outcomes within Black communities.

By Barbara Jungwirth
Anthony Rapp and the cast of RENT at New York Theatre Workshop. Photo by Joan Marcus
Features

Twenty-Five Years Later, Would ‘Rent’ Make Me Laugh, Cry, or Cringe?

In the lucrative quarter-century since its debut, the iconic AIDS musical has been remade, remounted, accused of plagiarism, and politically picked apart. Twenty years since my own HIV diagnosis, what would I think of it?

By Tim Murphy