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Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

“More data are needed to understand how methamphetamine may serve as a barrier to PrEP initiation, adherence, and long-term retention in care.”

By Larry Buhl
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New York Advocates Say Cuomo Is Allowing a Drug Use Disaster to Happen During COVID

Echoing nationwide reports, they cite more overdose deaths and dirty-needle use—and say that the governor could reverse much of the crisis with a stroke of the pen.

By Tim Murphy
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We Need to Protect Black Gay Men If We Want to Stop People Like Ed Buck

Ed Buck’s reign of terror reflects how little we care for Black gay men.

By Malik Saaka
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The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Three different viruses cause the liver disease known as hepatitis. Here's what you need to know about the differences between them, including treatment and prevention.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Craig Washington and George Burgess at Sisterlove event

Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg
John Barry in rural New York.

Philly Proves It: Opening Safe-Injection Sites in the U.S. Will Be a Long, Hard Slog

What seemed imminent a few years ago is bogged down in community resistance in cities nationwide. But while overdose deaths continue, activists go on chipping away at the backlash.

By Tim Murphy
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.

By Tim Murphy
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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.

By Tim Murphy