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Bowers V Hardwick protest in Washington DC, 1986
Features

As Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Rights Approaches, An Activist Looks Back at 1987 SCOTUS Protests

As U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on cases that may roll back LGBTQ legal protections, activist Tripp Reed prepares to risk arrest again.

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.

Atlanta, Georgia from above
Personal Stories

After a Month Without My Meds, I Still Had to Face Atlanta's HIV Bureaucracy

Without HIV medication for over a month, Mason finally gets an appointment -- a four-hour ritual of bureaucratic paperwork that's only the beginning of getting linked to care in Atlanta.

Cityscape of Singapore city, aerial view to Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome in Gardens by the bay during the day
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In Singapore, an HIV Criminalization Case Tests the Country's Outdated Laws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.

Painted Ladies Houses in San Francisco in evening
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.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA Midtown Skyline
Features

Tawdry Feud Between City and Nonprofit Exposes Atlanta AIDS Housing Failures

Delays in payments have caused hardships for people needing rental assistance, as well as the organizations that serve them.

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.

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.

Exterior of barber shop
News

California Man Denied Service at Barbershop for HIV Status Wins Court Case

Nikko Briteramos won his court case and is now advocating to end stigma in black businesses, including barbershops.

Dual CVS Pharmacy signs outside of CVS Store
News

CVS Caremark Says It Is Settling HIV Disclosure Lawsuit

Last year, 6,000 people received an envelope that had their HIV status reportedly revealed in a clear mailing address window.