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Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf
Interviews

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.

Rosemary Lopez & Robert Steptoe of ACQC
Interviews

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.

Laverne Cox and Chase Strangio
Interviews

What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

ACLU legal eagle Chase Strangio discusses his bird's eye view inside the Oct. 8 Supreme Court arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people's right to freedom from discrimination.

Activists protesting Tennessee law against sanctuary cities outside the Tennessee State Capitol on May 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
News

ICE Detained a Tennessee Man After HIV Exposure Charge

HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.

AIDSVu map that depicts state-by-state rates of people living with HIV in the U.S.
Features

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

A genderqueer person in a hospital gown receiving a pelvic exam
News Analysis

A Texas Court Ruled Providers Can Discriminate Against Trans People and Those Seeking Abortion Care. Here's What's Next.

When the Trump administration didn't move to finalize its anti-trans, anti-abortion rule on the Affordable Care Act, a Texas judge stepped in to move the needle for it.

Protestors occupy the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in protest of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Features

Women With HIV Look Back on Confronting Supporters of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Unity and struggling together can help us make it through -- and help us heal when we face trauma, lifelong organizer JD Davids writes.

man talking on phone
News Analysis

The HIV Housing Budget Is Under Threat of Cuts. You Need to Call Your (GOP) Senator Now.

The Senate is proposing a big cut to HOPWA for fiscal year 2020, and it's coming atop pre-existing cuts to places like New York, California, Miami, and Atlanta.

Two activists at protest holding signs reading "HEALTHCARE for all" and "MEDICARE for all"
Features

Before Trump's Public Charge Policy Begins, Providers Worry Immigrants May Avoid HIV Treatment

The Trump changes to the public charge rule for immigrants applying for citizenship soon go into effect. HIV providers and advocates are concerned about the impact on HIV care for immigrants.

Taylor Chandler
News Analysis

National Trans Visibility March Attendees Say the Upcoming SCOTUS Case Looms Large

Transgender activists now worry that the Supreme Court may allow for employers to discriminate against LGBT people.