Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.
New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice
"No Health = No Justice" moves to address the system as the problem, rather than people who use drugs.
'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.
President Trump's declaration that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency brings no new money and no real strategy, and it could take cash away HIV services, Drew Gibson warns.
Learn the basics about opioids -- and what you can do if you or a loved one needs help related to opioid use.
Above All, Do No Harm: Searching for HIV Harm Reduction Strategies at the UN Special Session on Drugs
Politicians and drug treatment services seem stuck between the war on drugs and an embrace of harm reduction, notes Gibson. Will the recent UN gathering on drug policy shake them into the action we need to combat HIV?
Helping Other HIV-Positive People Be Less Afraid, Less Ashamed and Less Lonely: Part 1 of the Nic Holas Interview -- A Blog Entry by Danny Pintauro
As he explores new strategies for organizing around gay men, HIV and meth use, Pintauro talks with Nic Holas, founder of Australia’s The Institute of Many (TIM) on making change happen.
Wizards of Poz, the Turning Tina Campaign and The Institute of Many (TIM): Part 2 of the Nic Holas Interview
Pintauro chats with TIM's Holas about the importance of harm reduction in rejecting stigma and opening up dialogue, and the positive reaction to their affirming programs.
"We sat in parking lots and sang along to songs about people dying of AIDS and living with HIV, people who didn't have heat or food or health but had love and friendship," says JJ Janflone. And then some of them got sick.
"I have come a long way from the small room I shared with my mother and brothers," says Ortiz-Fonseca. "I no longer have to check spoons for burn residue but I no longer have family to bear witness to the atrocities we survived."