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Courtney Sarkin with mom

Sexual Minority Women Are at Risk for Breast Cancer: Interview With Courtney Sarkin

Homophobia and cis heterosexism create elevated breast cancer risks for queer identifying women by pushing them out of healthcare.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Not Just Gay Men: Honoring the Stories of Women With HIV 40 Years Later

Over the past 40 years, women living with HIV/AIDS have had to—and continue to—fight against erasure from the historical dominant narrative.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Black trans patient

Black Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Lack of Inclusion in HIV Cure Research

Black transgender women in the U.S. are impacted by HIV at alarmingly high rates, yet prevention and care studies largely ignore them. We spoke with four advocates on why that’s the case.

By Sydney Rogers aka Miss Barbie-Q
Black patient

Can Long-Acting ART Be an Equitable Care Option for Black Women?

For Black women, before we can start conversations about switching to Cabenuva, we need to address issues around access, stigma, and cultural competence.

By Dali Adekunle
Black patient exam room

Protecting Black Women From Unnecessary Hysterectomies: An Interview With Joy Sewing

Black women disproportionately undergo an invasive treatment for fibroids, even when other choices exist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Cherisse

SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.

By Ciarra Jones
HIV power couple Amy Kililea and Lauren Banks-Kililea and their children

This HIV Power Couple’s First Convo Was About Medicaid Expansion

It’s all advocacy all the time for policy-wonk wives and moms Amy Killelea and Lauren Banks Killelea. But they like it that way.

By Tim Murphy
menopause guide illustration from Sophia Forum "We are still here" campaign

This Charity Is Carving Out a Safe Space for Women Living With Menopause and HIV

Many people who experience menopause are not prepared by their health care providers—and for people living with HIV, it’s even more confusing. With a recently published guide and other outreach efforts, Sophia Forum aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Pamela Sneed

The ‘Funeral Diva’ Pamela Sneed Remembers AIDS, Art, and Activism in New Book

Black lesbian poet and activist Pamela Sneed discusses her latest collection of essays and poems, ‘Funeral Diva.’

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Digital Exhibition Uses Oral Histories to Break the Silence for Women Living With HIV

I’m Still Surviving is a collaborative digital and print exhibition that launched in December 2020, featuring hundreds of excerpts documenting the stories of 39 women living with HIV in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.