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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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Hepatitis A, Preventable by a Vaccine, Is Spreading Among Gay, Bi and Trans People

Few people know that hepatitis A could be spread through a host of sexual acts -- and that it is on the rise among queer and trans people.

First Kidney Transplant From Donor Living With HIV Challenges Longstanding Stigma Img

First Kidney Transplant From Donor Living With HIV Challenges Longstanding Stigma

"Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death," said Nina Martinez, the first HIV-positive organ donor. "And I can't figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life."

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Fighting for Lamont: The Battle for Transplants for People With HIV

Lamont Valentin was denied a lung transplant because of his HIV status. And ACT UP is going to do something about it.

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Lamont's Legacy: A Personal Perspective

Lamont Valentin was denied a lung transplant because of his HIV status, and his widow speaks out against these unjust practices in this op-ed.

Can I Get A Witness! Authentic Voices Tell the Story of Neuropathy: A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

Can I Get A Witness! Authentic Voices Tell the Story of Neuropathy: A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"[T]here's no substitute for hearing people tell their own stories. This post is given over to some of the men and women with both HIV and neuropathy who have opened their hearts on forums and in blogs across the Net."

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Taiwan University Hospital: Five Recipients of HIV-Positive Organs Test HIV-Negative

On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after ...