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TheBody Covers: HIV, Coronavirus, and COVID-19

We’re extensively covering the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially as it pertains to the health of people living with and at risk for HIV.

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News

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

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Interviews

How Providers Are Helping People With HIV When Health Systems are Strained Due to Coronavirus

One nurse practitioner in the U.S. talks about his experience providing HIV care in the time of COVID-19.

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Viewpoints

From One Young Person to Another: We've Got to Take the Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

We all get busy and drown out the news from time to time. But your life and the lives of others depend on social distancing and washing your hands.

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Incarcerated People

Will New York Governor Cuomo Release Thousands of Aging Prisoners Before COVID-19 Kills Them?

The activist group Release Aging People in Prison has launched an urgent campaign to get the governor to enact mass clemency before the coronavirus sweeps through New York’s 52 prisons.

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Personal Stories

Being Trapped Sick in the House Is Making Me Think of the AIDS Days

"It’s a relief to have zero sex drive. It makes you realize that sex can be wildly fulfilling from time to time, but that we probably wouldn’t even bother having sex if the need to have it weren’t always nagging away at us."

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Reference

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 if you're living with HIV during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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News Analysis

Here's What's Gone Wrong With the U.S. Coronavirus Response—And What We Need to Do Next

“Social distancing alone won’t get us out of this, we’ll need a scale up of testing to start with, but we simply don’t have that capacity right now,” cautions HIV activist and scholar Gregg Gonsalves.

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Reference

9 HIV/AIDS Facts to Combat the Most Harmful Myths

With the HIV response largely underfunded and fact-based education hard to find, it’s no surprise that myths abound. In this article, we’ll dispel a few of the most persistent myths about HIV and replace them with actual, verifiable facts.

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News Analysis

Debunking Junk Theories on the New Coronavirus, Including Its Nonexistent Link With HIV

Once again, a global pandemic becomes a hot spot for misinformation and conspiracy theories. Larry Buhl offers facts to counter some fear-mongering fictions.