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TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

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San Francisco's Meth Task Force Could Protect Progress in HIV Reduction

San Francisco is seeing a rise in ER visits and overdose deaths due to crystal meth use, particularly among African Americans, Latinx, the homeless, and other vulnerable groups.

L to R: Charles Shazor, London Shazor, Gavin Shazor, Aaron Anderson Jr.; Claire Gasamagera, Calvin Anderson, and Aaron Anderson Sr.

Providing Daycare at HIV Conferences Helps More Parents Attend

This past September, the United States Conference on AIDS included childcare services for the first time. And this is how it should be at all HIV conferences, Aaron Anderson writes.

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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.

Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

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.

Anthony Bourdain

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.

Social Connectedness and HIV: Strategies for Better Health Img

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.