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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.

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News

People Living With HIV and Disabilities Are Doing It for Themselves

New York City's HIV planning body looks at recommendations for ensuring services meet needs of people with disabilities.

The kick-off rally for "The Week Against Homophobia" at City Hall, NYC, May 2019
News Analysis

Latinx Organization Launches Campaigns to End Homophobia and Transphobia

The campaigns seek to address HIV in Latinx communities by mobilizing against homophobia and transphobia.

Kamaria Laffrey
Viewpoints

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."

Nurse drawing blood
Viewpoints

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.

Badr Baabou
Interviews

Tunisian Activist Talks About the State of Queer Rights and HIV Criminalization in His Country

"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.

Man painting rainbow flag on his hand
Personal Stories

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."

World map and rainbow flag on hands
News Analysis

Why We Need Pride in the Face of Worldwide Oppression, Violence, and HIV

"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."

Portrait of Charles Sanchez on rainbow glitter background
Personal Stories

Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

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