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After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

Dwayne Steward, Devin Quinn, and Chad Braun

In Central Ohio, Advocates Work to Correct HIV Misinformation and Structural Barriers to Care

Columbus is Ohio’s largest city—and home to the state’s largest number of people living with HIV.

Amirage Saling Elwood Stroder credit Natalie Faulkenburg

Fighting HIV in a State Facing One of the Nation’s Worst Poverty Rates

Young gay and bisexual men of color, transgender women, and people who use injection drugs are the most vulnerable groups to HIV in Kentucky.

Justin Toro

In the Bronx, Keeping Pace With New York City’s HIV Successes Amid High Poverty Rates

In the Bronx, poverty, homelessness, and other structural factors are barriers to care for many, but the borough is still making progress in fighting its epidemic.

Maureen Deely and Melvin Cauthen credit Kassaye Moges

Even in One of the Most Affluent Counties in Maryland, HIV Impacts the Most Vulnerable

This county in the Washington, D.C. suburbs needs housing, treatment, and prevention services for a very diverse population.

Antioco Carrillo and Anne credit Andrew Pounders

HIV Prevention and Care Messages Can't Break Through the Neon Glare of Sin City

In Las Vegas, known for its vice-related tourism, finding resources to reach people at risk or in need of care is still a challenge.

Angeles Delgado, Michelle Montgomery, Lisa Koffler, Jona, Roslyn Campbell, Michael Erhard credit Damaris Delgado

Despite New York City’s Overall Ending-the-Epidemic Success, Brooklyn Still Lags Behind

Skyrocketing housing costs mean HIV-negative youth have priorities other than prevention.

doctor with pill bottle and laptop

We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

Lee Kidd Ariq Cabbler credit Alberto Forbes

South Side Chicago Organization Puts a Family Touch on HIV Treatment and PrEP Adherence Support

With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.

Monica and Lance credit Brian Ragas

Affordable Housing and Injection Drug Use Crises Make HIV Success Unequal in San Francisco

While the city has become a global model that ending the HIV epidemic is possible, the impact of the tech boom has created problems for the city’s most marginalized residents.