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Interviews

Grieving With No End in Sight: An Interview With Noah Cochran, Co-Founder of the COVID Grief Network

The network pairs people in their 20s and 30s who are grieving with volunteers who provide individual and group support.

By Emmett Patterson
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Viewpoints

What to Do When You’re SAD for No Apparent Reason

There are many ways to beat seasonal affective disorder before it beats you down.

By Candis Y. McDow and Mathew Rodriguez
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Features

People Living With HIV Need Advocates to Help Them Navigate Health Care

Even if you are the most capable and self-sufficient person in the world, there is no reason to deal with an HIV diagnosis by yourself.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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OK, Here’s How We’re Going to Get Through This COVID Winter

This is real talk from HIV community folks who’ve been struggling—and finding solutions. And it includes a longtime survivors’ virtual town hall on Dec. 8, so register now!

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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Features

Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson
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Features

For Many With HIV, Sobriety and Dealing with Addiction During COVID Aren’t Easy

Stress, job loss, and a lack of in-person meetings have made recovery or even harm reduction a challenge amid the pandemic.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

“More data are needed to understand how methamphetamine may serve as a barrier to PrEP initiation, adherence, and long-term retention in care.”

By Larry Buhl
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Interviews

One Key to Living Longer With HIV? Sit Less and Move More, Expert Urges

Margaret Danilovich, Ph.D., D.P.T., shares the latest knowledge on HIV and aging—and some guidance from her perspective as a physical therapist.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Viewpoints

Practicing Self-Care During the Isolation of the Pandemic

COVID-19 is still spreading—and we’re still isolating and socially distancing. Here are some ways to take care of your mental health during the pandemic.

By Candis Y. McDow