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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
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The Criminalization of COVID-19 is Happening in New Orleans. We Have Been Here Before.

Louisiana authorities continue to find ways to criminalize Black communities rather than provide for their health and safety.

By S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal
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For Black People, a ‘Return to Normal’ After the Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Enough

Craig Washington argues we must create a new paradigm after COVID-19 where racial disparities aren’t the default reality.

By Craig Washington
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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
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After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

By Theodore Kerr
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The First Supermodel, Gia Carangi, Died of AIDS 33 Years Ago. She's Worth Remembering

Though she died of HIV-related causes at the age of 26, her impact on fashion carried far beyond her years as a model.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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
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Doctor-Prescribed Birth Control Isn’t For Everybody — And That’s OK

Hormonal birth control can cause side effects that are intolerable for many women, whether they are sexually active or not. Candis McDow tells her story.

By Candis Y. McDow
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HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room

"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."

By Rick Guasco for Positively Aware
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A New Book Honors the Straight Women Who Fought Alongside Queers Against AIDS

Fag Hags, Divas and Moms runs the gamut from women living with HIV/AIDS to celebrity she-roes like Liz Taylor and Princess Di.

By Tim Murphy