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Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.

By Charles Sanchez

Accessing a Safe, Legal Abortion in the South Felt Like A Perilous Journey. It Shouldn't.

Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.

By Tamara Smith

I Moved Back to Atlanta from Boston, and I've Been Out of HIV Meds for a Month

HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

By Mason

I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

By Michael Lamb

My Mother, Who Never Wore Gloves

Robert Gamboa -- an official for the City of West Hollywood who is living with HIV and in recovery from substance use -- chronicles the remarkable compassion displayed by his mother throughout 35 years dealing with HIV as a social worker and a parent...

By Robert Gamboa and Myles Helfand for AIDS United

A Little Gratitude

On the 30th anniversary of her HIV diagnosis, Dawn Averitt writes, "Just being alive in 2018, the mother of three daughters, did not only seem unlikely in 1988, it seemed implausible at best and more realistically, impossible at the time."

By Dawn Averitt Bridge for The Well Project

Yes, HIV-Positive Men Can Become Fathers. Here's Two Providers Who Help Them

Almost nowhere do we have deep discussions about reproductive options for HIV-positive men, particularly cisgender straight men. Kenyon Farrow talked with HIVE's Shannon Weber and Guy Vandenberg about the issue.

By Kenyon Farrow

What Is an HIV Long-Term Survivor? Five People With HIV Grapple With the Question

Justin B. Terry-Smith talks with five people who have been HIV positive between 10 and 30-plus years to better understand what being a long-term survivor means and to learn about some of the challenges they face.

By Justin B. Terry-Smith

Anything for My Children: A Reflection on Being an HIV-Positive Mom

"I still hear people talking about the terrible discrimination they face because of their HIV," says Lisa Thompson. "I can't stand to be silent any longer."

By Dafina Ward

Queen Mother of the South: My Life as a Transgender Parent

"When I contracted HIV, the hardest thing was not accepting that I had it, but deciding how I would explain it to my daughter," Evonne Kaho writes.

By Evonne Kaho