For one sex worker, the job has come with an unintended responsibility: educating clients about living with HIV and the meaning of community.
Fear of retaliation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is complicating the already-tricky business of HIV prevention in Arizona's Maricopa county, the fastest-growing county in America.
In these brief videos, young adults living with HIV answer the question, "What have you learned about yourself since your diagnosis?"
Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.
Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.
"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
In North Carolina, Greater Charlotte is booming, but income disparity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on immigrants, and spread-out service providers all create challenges to reversing HIV rates.
Caracole, an HIV/AIDS services provider in Cincinnati, has responded to a spike in HIV there by expanding harm reduction, housing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.
Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.