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.
Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.
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.
Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.
Charles van der Horst, M.D., battled HIV in the clinic and the lab -- and put his own body on the line as an activist for health care access.