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What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV

Our updated medical advice from HIV doctors and health experts on how to remain healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic if you're living with HIV in the U.S., including guidance on vaccines.

By Myles Helfand, Ginger Skinner and Mathew Rodriguez
Anthony Fauci, M.D.

Learning From HIV Research, $1.15 Billion for NIH Long-Term Studies of COVID-19 Must be Wisely Spent

We must recognize long COVID-19 as a chronic condition—and that starts with an equitable, community-led, and long-term response.

By JD Davids
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Personal Stories

I Had to Get Past the Stigma of Having HIV. Then I Had to Do the Same for Mental Illness

A Minnesota HIV activist recounts her epic tale of overcoming not one, but two, diseases that can destroy us if we don’t accept—and treat—them.

By Mariah Wilberg
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To Keep Indigenous Communities Safe, We Need to Broaden COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Indigenous people have the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 and HIV among all racial and ethnic groups in the country. When paired with illicit drug use, that vulnerability explodes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black man receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Black People Have Concerns About the COVID Vaccine—Don’t Call It Fear

Surveys show Black respondents trust government sources of vaccine information more than whites, but media narratives denying that Black people want the vaccine have flourished—and hampered access.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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The CDC Has Released Guidance for Fully COVID-Vaccinated People

Two weeks after you receive the last required dose of vaccine, you can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient

Medical Racism Was Meant to Hurt Black Women—And It Does

We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Overdose Prevention Sites Work, but They Face an Uphill Battle in the U.S.

The fight for places where drug users can shoot up safely isn’t over—but it’s competing with an effort to expand access to medications that block addiction.

By Tim Murphy
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Here’s the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Priority for People Living With HIV in the U.S.

As of our most recent update, 12 states have added all PLWH to their Phase 1c rollout, but prioritization is changing rapidly as states develop their plans and additional vaccine doses become available.

By Tim Murphy
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When It Comes to Gays Partying Maskless, Does Shaming Serve a Purpose?

Public health experts say it only makes things worse, but it can still feel necessary.

By Tim Murphy