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Esther Kim
Interviews

Years After Her Diagnosis, Esther Kim Found Her Long (Literal) Road to Acceptance

“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”

By Myles Helfand
 Branden James
Features

‘America’s Got Talent’ Alum Branden James Opens Up About Family, Music, and HIV

The singer discusses his upcoming album release Chasing Dreams.

By Charles Sanchez
Kimo Conant Golden Eagle
Interviews

Walks, the Ocean, and Sobriety Meetings Help This Long-Term Survivor Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”

By Tim Murphy
Sharon Day
Interviews

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Viva Ruiz holding shirt
Interviews

Viva Ruiz Wants You to Thank God for Your Abortion

Advocate Viva Ruiz of Thank God for Abortion talks about why she considers reproductive justice to be part of her spirituality, and about her short film, “Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution.”

By Mathew Rodriguez
top of church
Viewpoints

The Needed Revival in the Black Church

“The progressive movements the Black church has sparked are some of the most liberating work from any organization; that is what we need from them concerning HIV,” Ian L. Haddock writes.

By Ian L. Haddock
Leon Peoples Aaliyah Messiah Garland Jarmon Steven R Sawyer credit Yvonne Young
Interviews

Even in Wealthy, Progressive Seattle, HIV Care and Prevention Disparities Persist

Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.

By Tim Murphy
The Wall - Las Memorias AIDS memorial
Features

This Is the Right Way to Make an American AIDS Memorial

Activists and community members reflect on what it took to bring the Las Memorias AIDS Monument to life in Los Angeles.

By Larry Buhl
man sitting on rock in the water meditating
Personal Stories

Healing Is an Important Part of an HIV Diagnosis

Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.

By De Vonté Williamson, MPH
Kairo Brown
Features

Formerly Homeless, an HIV-Positive Black Gay Activist Is Building a New Faith Movement

ReNewed Sundays launches in three U.S. cities.

By Steven-Emmanuel Martinez