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Features

Why Has There Been a Rise in Erectile Dysfunction During Lockdown?

When the number-one sex tip handed out by experts during self-isolation has been, “Have more sex,” a rise in erectile issues has taken many by surprise.

By Gigi Engle
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Personal Stories

How I Navigated Dating and Disclosure After My HIV Diagnosis

De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.

By De Vonté Williamson, MPH
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Features

We Need a Plan for How to Have Casual Sex Again

Staying home and avoiding casual sex isn't sustainable. We need a plan for how to have sex in a new epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Features

Here’s How One Organization Is Helping Women Living With HIV Cope With the COVID-19 Era

“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

How Instagram Live Helps Me Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Check out Charles Sanchez’s convos with HIV community members around the country every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST on TheBody’s IG.

By Charles Sanchez
Devin Quinn.
Interviews

How TikTok and New Recipes Are Helping This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As a person who works in public health and is living with HIV … this has prepared me rather well for this, to be able to know how to get through and acknowledge what I have to do.”

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

How Bike Riding and Steering Clear of Fear Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been single and living alone for so long. I’ve become lonelier.”

By Tim Murphy
Tony Valenzuela
Interviews

Desserts and Running a Nonprofit Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“It’s not in my nature to freak out about things. I’m irritatingly calm.”

By Tim Murphy
Kevin Hertzog.
Interviews

How Documentaries and Social Media Breaks Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Taking refuge in upstate New York, and finishing up cancer treatments, this activist has found that getting off social media has been healthy for his COVID isolation.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Using Communication Skills and a Chef’s Background to Deal With COVID-19 Quarantine

“Because I lived through so much of the AIDS era, I realized then that we had to stay connected, vigilant, and focused amid bad things.”

By Tim Murphy