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Sex Work Made Me an HIV Educator

For one sex worker, the job has come with an unintended responsibility: educating clients about living with HIV and the meaning of community.

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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.

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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

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Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

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A Lust for Life and Anthony Bourdain

In contemplating Bourdain's suicide and her own battle with depression, Sherri Lewis writes, "I discovered that my problems were not about dying, but about how to live."

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My HIV Diagnosis Helped Me Find My Life Passion

Diagnosed with HIV 16 years after a blood transfusion, Derek Canas used music as an escape and found a new life advocating from the DJ booth.

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Social Connectedness and HIV: Strategies for Better Health

As medications for HIV improve longevity, other psychosocial factors such as social isolation have greater negative impact on the overall well-being of people living with HIV.

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In Defense of Louise Hay

Dead this summer at 90, the New Age guru who ministered to people with AIDS in the plague's darkest years was often called a dangerous quack and a profiteer. To Sherri Lewis, though, she was an angel.

Trump's Block Grants Would Destroy Medicaid, Bedrock of HIV Care Img

Trump's Block Grants Would Destroy Medicaid, Bedrock of HIV Care

Block grants eliminate the legal right to medically necessary services at the heart of Medicaid. But people with HIV aren't alone: Millions of Americans of all backgrounds need lifesaving Medicaid care.

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Celebrating HIV Prevention Choices for Women and Receptive Sex Partners of All Genders

All of us deserve to have pleasurable, consensual, safe, satisfying sex shaped only by our imaginations, says Anna Forbes, as she celebrates the growing range of HIV prevention options.