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Stacy Jennings and Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network

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
Kimo Conant Golden Eagle

Walks, the Ocean, and Sobriety Meetings Help This Long-Term Survivor Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”

By Tim Murphy
Candy Marcum and Howie Daire

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Let's Kick ASS Support Group of Chicago

These Chicago HIV Longtime Survivors Are Kicking ASS Weekly—Together!

If you or others are longtime survivors who meet regularly for support or fun, TheBody wants to hear from you.

By Tim Murphy
AIDS Memorial Instagram Account

I Was Blocked From the AIDS Memorial Instagram Account for Asking About Diversity

One man's online memorial is "a potentially beautiful project," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. However, "[t]he problem? His project lacks diversity."

By Giuli Alvarenga
Latino AIDS Memorial

A Latino AIDS Memorial Stands, but Gentrification Displaces the Community

"Unfortunately, due to the current housing crisis in East Los Angeles, people are being displaced, leaving the memorial increasingly without the community it was built to commemorate," Giuliani Alvarenga writes.

By Giuli Alvarenga
On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists Img

On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists

A moving event in New York City honored journalists and other writers who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS but left behind powerful archives.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril
Who Loves Us When We Are Messy? A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

Who Loves Us When We Are Messy? A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"Today has been hard," says Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad, after the loss of a friend. "It is hard to love someone who's vulnerability piques yours and whose struggle reminds you of just how fragile we all are."

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
candle and flower

Planning Ahead: Making the Best Decisions for the End of Life

"Although it may be hard to think about having to plan for the end of your life, it's better to endure the uncomfortable moments way in advance, while these decisions are still yours to make," writes David Duran.

By David Durán for Test Positive Aware Network
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Learning to Live With Grief

Just as AIDS has challenged us to rethink much about individual and community health, so too has it expanded our understanding of grief. For those of us who are long-term survivors and those of us who have been connected to communities ravaged by AID...

By Yvette Perreault for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange