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Leon Peoples Aaliyah Messiah Garland Jarmon Steven R Sawyer credit Yvonne Young

Even in Wealthy, Progressive Seattle, HIV Care and Prevention Disparities Persist

Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.

Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

Porchia Dees

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.

Steven Spencer

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.

Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf

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.

Stephen Fallon Daniel Bravo Rafaelé Narváez credit Latino Saludos

Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida

Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.

Clockwise from top left: Tyler Hurt, Wanona Thomas, Marvin Anderson, Malik Yusef

"Find Me. I Will Be Your Community."

The brief clips we share here show what can happen when black people living with HIV decide to disclose their status in safe, supportive spaces.

Toraje Heyward

How I Contracted HIV Is None of Your Damn Business

Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.

Man painting rainbow flag on his hand

HIV Positive People Are Part of Pride, Too!

As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."

Portrait of Charles Sanchez on rainbow glitter background

Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.