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George H.W. Bush in 2012

On the Day of George H.W. Bush's Funeral, Recalling HIV/AIDS Deaths on His Watch, and How Queers Fought Back

"George Herbert Walker Bush was about to start formally running for a second presidential term," writes JD Davids. "From across the northeastern United States, ACT UP members were traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, a stereotypically quaint village wh...

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Living With HIV and Taking Care of Your Health in Prison

"Living around more than 100 men who aren't all particular with their hygiene habits, I am solely responsible to take care of myself the best way I can," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

Martin Walker

'I Am Detectable': One Man's Story

Usually not just one issue, but a combination of challenges, leads to gaps in care -- and a detectable viral load.

Chris Wade

The National Movement to Decriminalize HIV Right Across State Lines

"Ending HIV criminalization has always been dear to my heart," says HIV advocate and organizer Chris Wade. "It can happen to anybody at any point in time."

Sanjay Johnson

Sanjay Johnson Faces Prison Sentence in Arkansas HIV Crime Trial

Sanjay Johnson's attorney seeks to overturn state law, and even his accuser worries Johnson's potential sentence is too severe.

Nikko Briteramos

Denied Service Because of His Status, Nikko Briteramos Wants to End HIV Stigma in Barbershops and Beyond

Nikko Briteramos just wanted a haircut. The rejection was especially acute because it had come from one of the few safe spaces he knew: the black man's barbershop.

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Support for My Clemency Application, Update of Oregon HIV Criminalization Laws: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

In Oregon, CAP is working to limit the ability of prosecutors to use HIV status to enhance the severity of sentencing.

Lyle Muns speaks with Mark S. King

Sex Worker Lyle Muns on the Emancipation of People With HIV

"My time in Amsterdam for the 2018 International AIDS Conference has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more 'sex positive' than most," Mark S. King notes.

A still from Pose

FX Series 'Pose' Brings to Life HIV History Through Black and Latinx Characters

It didn't take long for Pose, the Sunday night FX series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, to achieve critical acclaim and become a cultural hit among black and Latinx LGBT communities.

Yes, HIV-Positive Men Can Become Fathers. Here's Two Providers Who Help Them Img

Yes, HIV-Positive Men Can Become Fathers. Here's Two Providers Who Help Them

Almost nowhere do we have deep discussions about reproductive options for HIV-positive men, particularly cisgender straight men. Kenyon Farrow talked with HIVE's Shannon Weber and Guy Vandenberg about the issue.