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The New York Times

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
young people talking

What Happens When We Talk About Sex—in Community

Learning about our sexual and erotic desires can in fact be transformative, if not done alone.

By Jaime M. Grant
A man waves transgender pride flag during Brighton Pride Parade on August 03, 2019

Cisgender People Need to Step Aside and Let Trans People Lead the Way

People from marginalized communities know the feeling of being talked over or excluded, but when relating to trans people, we sometimes re-enact those power differences, activist Ian Haddock writes.

By Ian L. Haddock
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.

By George M. Johnson
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.

By Kenyon Farrow
Transgender man about to kiss cisgender man

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.

By JD Davids
Doctor in white gloves putting bandaid on young man's arm after giving vaccine

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.

By Jack Harrison-Quintana and Emmett Patterson
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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.

By R. Mason
Non-Binary Sensation Jeffrey Marsh Wants You to Love You Img

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.

By Charles Sanchez
Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

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.

By JD Davids