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Black female patient

Medical Racism Was Meant to Hurt Black Women—And It Does

We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Panel for the Human Rights Campaign's National Black HIV Awareness Day Event

Gilead Gives Yet More Money to Community Groups Combating HIV in Black and Latinx Communities

Via the Human Rights Campaign, the pharma giant will dole out $3.2 million, its latest investment in a complicated relationship with the HIV community.

By Tim Murphy
Zimbabwe phone

Some Zimbabwean Health Care Workers are Violating the Privacy of People With HIV

Data leaks can lead to missed medications, illness, HIV drug resistance, and even worse stigma against people living with HIV.

By Nyasha Bhobo
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These Meme Accounts May Be Contributing to COVID Stigma and Public Health Misinformation

Whether it's GaysOverCOVID or LA Basics, what are the public-health implications of anonymously run Instagram accounts, with the ability to reach tens of thousands of people with each post, that have taken a hardline stance on complex topics?

By Ryan Killian Krause
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When It Comes to Gays Partying Maskless, Does Shaming Serve a Purpose?

Public health experts say it only makes things worse, but it can still feel necessary.

By Tim Murphy
Marcus Stanley

A Texas HIV Conference Pulled a Presentation on White Supremacy—Why?

Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.

By Tim Murphy
Biden Harris

Biden Actually Has a House and Senate Majority. So What Should We Push For?

Advocates say that a big fat COVID bill must come first, followed by a Medicare public option. (Oh ... and then there’s impeachment.)

By Tim Murphy
Black patient

Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
HIV community members protest the use of molecular surveillance onstage at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS

What Exactly Is Molecular Surveillance—and Why Are HIV Advocates Freaking Out Over It?

It’s a way of analyzing the genetic makeup of different people’s HIV to draw connections among cases for prevention purposes—but some are worried it could be used to criminalize people with HIV.

By Tim Murphy