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How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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COVID-19, You’re Driving Me Crazy!

People with HIV were already subject to a range of medical, mental health, and psychosocial challenges before the pandemic. The pandemic itself has exacerbated many of these challenges.

By Michael Broder
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The Voices of Those Affected by HIV Are the Missing Link in Our Current COVID-19 Response

Communities affected by HIV are uniquely positioned to offer leadership in fighting this pandemic.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Needs To Be Treated Like the National Security Threat It Is

Until the United States takes public health seriously, consider pandemics a national security threat.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Fighting the ‘Plandemic’ and Other Science Disinformation Campaigns

Activists Jennifer Brea and Gregg Gonsalves discuss how to combat a plague of disinformation.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
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With COVID-19, Much Like HIV, Stigma Kills Prevention Efforts

"If you couple two things together enough, let’s say disease prevention and shame, eventually people are going to avoid the former in order to not feel the latter."

By Josh Kruger
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Why Criminalizing COVID-19 Would Only Hurt Public Health

An effective response to COVID-19 must ensure that people who are the most marginalized are able to access the means to practice public health protocols.

By Daniel J. Downer
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The Criminalization of COVID-19 is Happening in New Orleans. We Have Been Here Before.

Louisiana authorities continue to find ways to criminalize Black communities rather than provide for their health and safety.

By S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal
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For Black People, a ‘Return to Normal’ After the Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Enough

Craig Washington argues we must create a new paradigm after COVID-19 where racial disparities aren’t the default reality.

By Craig Washington