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TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

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What Cisgender Men Should Know Before Hooking Up With Transgender Men and Transmasculine Folks

Longtime HIV/AIDS activist and communications strategist JD Davids tells you how to ask about what you need to know -- and how to be a considerate, fun casual partner.

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Hepatitis A, Preventable by a Vaccine, Is Spreading Among Gay, Bi and Trans People

Few people know that hepatitis A could be spread through a host of sexual acts -- and that it is on the rise among queer and trans people.

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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

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Non-Binary Sensation Jeffrey Marsh Wants You to Love You

The gender non-binary influencer and author of 'How to Be You' talks to TheBody about the evolving language of gender and its similarities to ideas about living with HIV.

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Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

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Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

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Trump's Trans Erasure Rule Explained

PWN-USA's Anand Kalra offers her "breakdown of what we can expect to happen if the proposed rule changes to define gender as birth-genitals, binary, and fixed go through."

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Beyond the Basics: Gaines Blasdel on Genital Surgery, Community Wisdom, and Trans Health Justice Today

In an unprecedented action, trans people who have had bottom surgery came together this year through an open letter calling for the accountability of surgery providers. JD Davids spoke with Gaines Blasdel, who coordinated the letter.

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Why This Trans Guy Stopped Taking Daily PrEP for HIV Prevention

JD Davids explains that PrEP helped him grow into his understanding and embodiment of gender, desire and identity, as well as being highly effective HIV prevention -- but now his "season of risk" has changed.