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The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial
Features

How to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

Porchia Dees
Personal Stories

I'm a Beautiful Black Queen Living With HIV, Not Stigma

Porchia Dees was born with HIV. After years of struggling with stigma, she's defining her life on her own terms.

Camryn Garrett and book cover
Interviews

Camryn Garrett's YA Novel 'Full Disclosure' Gives Gen Z the Black HIV-Positive Heroine They've Been Waiting For

Simone Garcia-Hampton's journey reminds us that the even the wokest young folks have blind spots when it comes to the epidemic.

Steven Spencer
Personal Stories

8 Months Ago, I Was Diagnosed with HIV While on PrEP

Australian activist Steven Spencer on how he came to understand HIV stigma once he tested positive, and his renewed commitment to social justice and enjoyment of life.

three students sitting in the back of the classroom
News

Survey Finds Alarming HIV Misinformation Among Young Adults

Despite advances in undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), this survey shows that lack of education drives lack of treatment adherence and HIV stigma.

Mireim Alibrahim,  “Thoughts,” first place winner of the Stigma Conference art contest.
News

Youth 'Power Up' for a Stigma-Free Future at Upcoming HIV Conference

Research and community-based approaches to reducing HIV stigma among youth will be the primary focus of the International Conference on Stigma in Washington, D.C.

TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature
Viewpoints

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

Ricarrdo Valentine and Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. of BrotherHood Dance credit Ramy Mam
Features

What Happens When Black Gay Men With HIV Love and Dance in the Name of Brotherhood

After making a splash with 'how to survive a plague,' Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine create dance about the African diaspora with Brother(hood) Dance!

Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf
Interviews

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.

Laverne Cox and Chase Strangio
Interviews

What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

ACLU legal eagle Chase Strangio discusses his bird's eye view inside the Oct. 8 Supreme Court arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people's right to freedom from discrimination.