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Features

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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Features

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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News

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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Features

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
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News Analysis

Everyone’s Talking About Racism, Medical Mistrust, and COVID-19. Where Do We Go From Here?

If we’re to address the lack of trust within Black communities and carve out a path forward, the health care system and its stakeholders first will need to reckon with both its racist past and present.

By Ginger Skinner
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Features

I Got the COVID Vaccine! Now Can I Go Back to Normal? (The Short Answer Is No.)

We still don’t know if the vaccines prevent transmission, so until we do, the masking and social distancing must continue. Sorry!

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

I’m a COVID-19 Long-Hauler, HIV Activist, and Artist. Here’s How I Navigated 2020

“I don’t know what healthy looks like anymore,” says Pato Hebert. “I know what I thought it was. I have fantasies of what it could be.”

By Pato Hebert
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4 Important Things Everyone Should Know About HPV

The human papillomavirus is the most common STI, but people are still confused about how it works.

By Gigi Engle
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What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV

The latest 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.

By Myles Helfand and Mathew Rodriguez
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Personal Stories

I Got a Colonoscopy; If You're Over 50 and Living With HIV, Please Do It Too

A colonoscopy is gross, uncomfortable, and utterly uncool. But it could save your life.

By Charles Sanchez