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Features

How to Make Sure Your HIV Status Doesn't Define You in the Workplace

These tips can help you make decisions about disclosure, taking care of your health, and protecting yourself from discrimination.

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News Analysis

In Singapore, an HIV Criminalization Case Tests the Country's Outdated Laws

The friend of an HIV-positive man jailed in Singapore argues that governments have a duty to protect people living with HIV from stigma and unfair criminal prosecution.

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Viewpoints

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.

Toraje Heyward
Personal Stories

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.

Shawn-Patrick Torres from the Latino Commission on AIDS
News Analysis

Latinx LGBT Advocates Meet in Atlanta to Discuss Strategies to Address Growing HIV Epidemic

Latinos in the Deep South helps to lead the charge for southern social-justice organizing to end HIV.

Noel Twilbeck, Donna Ford and Dorian-Gray Alexander
Features

In Post-Katrina New Orleans, HIV Rates Have Fallen While PrEP and HIV Care Have Increased

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.

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Features

HIV Activists Explain How They Respond to Hatred on Dating Apps

"I consider their ignorance and choose compassion with education and knowledge."

Demonstrators Protest Against Russian Anti Gay Laws Outside Their Embassy
News

Russia Wants to Outlaw AIDS Denialism

But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.

Michael Johnson and Steven Thrasher
News Analysis

Michael Johnson, Jailed for HIV Nondisclosure, Now Free: Here's Everything You Need to Know

In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.