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We Should Call Barebacking What It Is: Natural Sex

It’s time to stop shaming queer people for what heterosexuals do all the time.

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How Danez Smith’s New Book, ‘Homie,’ Holds Us

While fewer poems deal with HIV than in their last work, ‘Homie’ is no less poignant.

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OK, so We Deeply Dislike Donald. What Do We Do Now?

In this op-ed, contributing editor Charles Sanchez breaks down the pros and cons of the Democratic field and explains why he’s settled on his current choice.

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South Carolina’s Multi-Faceted HIV Epidemic Must Contend With Harmful State Laws

Though South Carolina is in the middle of an opioid epidemic and is ranked sixth nationally for HIV/AIDS prevalence, needle exchange is illegal in the state.

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

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.

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To Combat Homelessness in San Francisco, The City Must Confront Its Anti-Homeless Laws

Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.

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Dear Champion, Bad-Ass, Hellraiser, Advocate, Survivor, YOU

"There are shoulders of greatness that you stand upon; there are shadows of stigma you’ve emerged from," writes Kamaria Laffrey to her fellow long-term HIV survivors. "There is a journey to be traveled, and you, my beloved friend, are here to pave the way."

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This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

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First Kidney Transplant From Donor Living With HIV Challenges Longstanding Stigma

"Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death," said Nina Martinez, the first HIV-positive organ donor. "And I can't figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life."

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Reading Race in 1990s HIV Theater and Film

"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.