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COVID-19, HIV, and Loneliness: Help From Dr. David Fawcett

Reaching out to old friends, helping others, and scheduling weekly social time can make a difference.

By Charles Sanchez
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COVID-19 Has Created Serious Challenges for Nigeria’s HIV Organizations

Five HIV/AIDS services providers in the West African country discuss how they’re getting antiretrovirals to patients and meeting other immediate needs during the pandemic.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
J.P. González-Torres and Janeth Almanza tend to a patient in Callen-Lorde's new anti-COVID dental clinic.

The Pandemic Drags On. HIV Folks, Are You Taking Care of Your Teeth?

Top HIV-serving dentists say it’s safe to come back to their offices. And they offer pro tips for maintaining strong chompers at home.

By Tim Murphy
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Why Has There Been a Rise in Erectile Dysfunction During Lockdown?

When the number-one sex tip handed out by experts during self-isolation has been, “Have more sex,” a rise in erectile issues has taken many by surprise.

By Gigi Engle
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Alternative COVID-19 Treatments Call Back to the Early AIDS Days

As with the early AIDS epidemic, people are turning to alternative treatments for COVID-19 in the absence of proven therapies.

By Michael Broder
Henrietta Hudson

How America’s Longest Continuously Operating Bar for Queer Women Is Fighting to Keep Its Doors Open

While Henrietta Hudson is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are fundraising for their own cause, they are still managing to help those within their community.

By Anni Irish
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How Antiviral Drugs Have Evolved, From Herpes to HIV to COVID-19, in 40 Years

Michael Broder explores the decades-long journey from experimental treatments for herpes to COVID-19, with HIV along the way.

By Michael Broder
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We Need a Plan for How to Have Casual Sex Again

Staying home and avoiding casual sex isn't sustainable. We need a plan for how to have sex in a new epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez
SF tent camps in COVID-19 times

Homelessness and COVID-19

In California’s East Bay, activists are bringing food to people experiencing homelessness, while larger nonprofits are unable to provide meals or masks.

By Antwan Matthews
Stacy Jennings and Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network

Here’s How One Organization Is Helping Women Living With HIV Cope With the COVID-19 Era

“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.

By Tim Murphy