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New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice

"No Health = No Justice" moves to address the system as the problem, rather than people who use drugs.

By Kenyon Farrow

HIV Rapid Testing & Treatment Must Be a Priority at Fulton County Jail

Georgia HIV activist Shyronn Jones decries a recent statement from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office that it had stopped rapid HIV testing for inmates because the practice was "antiquated."

By Shyronn Jones

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

Living With HIV and Taking Care of Your Health in Prison

"Living around more than 100 men who aren't all particular with their hygiene habits, I am solely responsible to take care of myself the best way I can," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

By Tim Hinkhouse

He Said, She Said -- and What the Law Says

A doctor who works with people with HIV who are incarcerated looks at two cases.

By Chad Zawitz, M.D. for Positively Aware

Reflecting on Life and HIV Outside Prison Pending My Hoped-for Release

"As we get closer to November, the reality is starting to get to me about the real possibility of being a free man once again after multiple decades of being in prison," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

By Tim Hinkhouse

Amazed by How Far Science Has Advanced in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"I now know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has come along way because I saw a TV commercial for Truvada," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "That literally made me tear up."

By Tim Hinkhouse

Support for My Clemency Application, Update of Oregon HIV Criminalization Laws: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

In Oregon, CAP is working to limit the ability of prosecutors to use HIV status to enhance the severity of sentencing.

By Tim Hinkhouse

Being in Prison May No Longer Be a Barrier to Receiving Treatment for Hepatitis C -- At Least If You're in Massachusetts

A federal judge has approved a settlement between Massachusetts state prisoners with hepatitis C and the Massachusetts Department of Correction that overhauls protocol for identifying, assessing, and treating people with hepatitis C.

By Victoria Law

Will the Federal FIRST STEP Act Help People With HIV Convictions?

The FIRST STEP Act has been touted as a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that may allow hundreds of people in federal prisons an earlier release date, including those criminalized for HIV-related crimes at the federal level.

By Victoria Law