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When Using Dating Apps, Disclosing My HIV Status Is Earned, Not Your Right to Know

“Revealing every nuance about my health with someone who doesn’t know my favorite color feels rash,” Juan Michael Porter II writes.

Kevin Koerner and Morrigan Phillips credit Megan Eaves

In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

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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.

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Pride in Mourning: On the Death of Transgender Activist Roxsana Hernández in an ICE Detention Center

Roxsana Hernández, an HIV-positive Honduran trans woman, died on May 25 inside a detention center in the custody of U.S. immigration officials due to the neglect and apathy of the officers detaining her.

'Organize Our Anger, Defend Our Happiness': Marco Castro-Bojorquez on the Vision of HIVenas Abiertas, a Network of Latinx Immigrants With HIV Resisting Social Neglect Img

'Organize Our Anger, Defend Our Happiness': Marco Castro-Bojorquez on the Vision of HIVenas Abiertas, a Network of Latinx Immigrants With HIV Resisting Social Neglect

Marco Castro-Bojorquez, a community leader and filmmaker living with HIV, has put out the call for support for HIVenas Abiertas, a national network of Latinx immigrants living with HIV.

Michael Young and Carlos Bringas-Rodriguez

The U.S. Has Allowed Back an HIV-Positive Mexican Immigrant Who Was Wrongly Deported. But Why Did This Happen at All?

Carlos Bringas-Rodriguez was detained in Kansas on Dec. 20 and, days later, all but dumped at the Mexican border with a limited supply of HIV meds and his cell phone.

Hoping for Clemency, Someday, From My 70-Year Sentence for HIV Nondisclosure: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Hoping for Clemency, Someday, From My 70-Year Sentence for HIV Nondisclosure: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"This is a second call asking whether you believe that a 70-year prison sentence for nondisclosure is too long," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "Could you please speak up for me?"

Resolutions and New Beginnings: A Blog Entry by Christian Kiley Img

Resolutions and New Beginnings: A Blog Entry by Christian Kiley

With job woes resolved and new opportunities to share his HIV story, Kiley says he's no longer a "tightly wound anxiety driven pariah." His mantra for the new year is be brave, be ruthless, be heard -- and be happy.

Jury Finds Michael Johnson Guilty of HIV Transmission and Exposure Img

Jury Finds Michael Johnson Guilty of HIV Transmission and Exposure

Michael Johnson, the HIV-positive wrestler charged with HIV transmission and exposure, was found guilty by a Missouri jury. He will be sentenced in July and faces up to 60 years in prison.