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Populations Living With HIV

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Ulysses Dove with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Tread
Viewpoints

Honoring Ulysses Dove, 25 Years After His Death From HIV

We celebrate the life and contributions of the renowned Black choreographer and dancer whose work told the human story, pushed through struggle, and shattered stigma.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Descovy
Viewpoints

The CDC Is Updating PrEP Guidelines. Here’s Why I Wish These Updates Existed Sooner.

The new draft guidance opens the door for PrEP discussions for “all sexually-active persons.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
Marco Castro-Bojorquez at a UNAIDS conference
News

Remembering Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Mexican-American Filmmaker and HIV Activist

Since coming to the U.S. in the 1990s, Castro-Bojorquez had been involved in numerous artistic and activist projects, many of them related to the experience of being a queer, bilingual Latinx immigrant living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
1981.GeorgeBellinger&Friends
Features

“Beautiful Men Who Just Didn’t Make It”

Working at Whitman-Walker Clinic in the early 1980s, George Bellinger Jr. was among the first to see posters warning people to be careful and to wear condoms.

By Tim Murphy
Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health
Interviews

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Donja R. Love
Interviews

Respectful Communication Can Save HIV-Positive Lives

If medical providers want to ensure adherence and linkage to care for people living with HIV, they will need to check their humanity.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Juan Michael Porter II
Personal Stories

I Am Living With HIV and Nothing Can Drag Me Down

Health, social, and psychological issues pummel people living with HIV on a daily basis, yet our community continues to not just survive, but to thrive.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R Love
Interviews

What if HIV Messaging Focused on Joy?

Acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Donja Love says we need a radical shift in how we talk about HIV prevention and care, starting with language.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Mary Glenn
Features

Was the CDC’s Guidance on Ditching Masks Too Hasty—Especially for Folks Living With HIV?

Most HIV community experts say no—the new CDC guidance is data-backed and makes sense. But many will still wear masks in crowded or indoor settings.

By Tim Murphy
Black patient talking to doctor
Viewpoints

To Make Headway in the Fight Against HIV, We Have to Treat It Like Every Other Health Condition

Making conversations about HIV a normal part of health care is the only way to make sure everyone gets the HIV prevention or care they deserve.

By Juan Michael Porter II