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Plandemics

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.
The New York Times

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
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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.

By Roman Blck
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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.

By Jack Harrison-Quintana and Emmett Patterson
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."

By Martha Kempner
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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.

By Stephen Helmke for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America