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LaSaia Wade credit Xavier D MaatRa

The Cofounder of (Possibly) the Nation’s Only Black- and Trans-Led LGBTQ Center Wants to Hit $1 Million

For LaSaia Wade, the journey to activism began with getting fired for being trans.

Robert Marquez Keonna Gilmore Precshard Williams Rebecca Nessen Tommy Wright credit Metro Inclusive Health

In Tampa Bay, PrEP and U=U Education Are Needed Most for Young Men of Color and Transgender Women

“PrEP is our number-one priority, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.”

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.

(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

Avery and Lance Malone credit Care Alliance

In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

Kevin Koerner and Morrigan Phillips credit Megan Eaves

In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

Leon Peoples Aaliyah Messiah Garland Jarmon Steven R Sawyer credit Yvonne Young

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.

Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.

Stephen Fallon Daniel Bravo Rafaelé Narváez credit Latino Saludos

Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida

Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.