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Discrimination Against People With HIV Is Illegal. Here's What to Do if It Happens to You

If you've been the target of HIV-related discrimination, know you are not alone. There are laws to protect you, and people and organizations prepared to help. Understand your rights and use these tips to take action.

By Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq. and Mark Spencer

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Mark Schlissel
Features

University of Michigan President Draws Students’ Ire After Harmful HIV Rhetoric

Students demand a public apology, closure of the school until safety protocols can be implemented, and a place at the planning table for marginalized communities.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Mark Milano
News

How an HIV Long-Term Survivor Sued an NYC Cosmetic Surgeon for Refusal of Service—And Won

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits providers from turning away patients based on their HIV status. When it happened to veteran HIV activist Mark Milano, he fought back.

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

HIV and STI Disclosure When It’s Not Your Status to Share

If you have questions about whether or not you should disclose someone’s status, the answer is don’t do it.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Features

Sex Work Has Moved From IRL to URL

Already hurt by the closing of Backpage and other sites where they could practice sex work safely, sex workers face all new challenges under COVID isolation.

By Malik Saaka
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Features

Artist Devin N. Morris Explores COVID and Isolation Through His Art

Today there are many Black queer artists creating in isolation, consciously (or not) documenting their progression through this pandemic where previous generations couldn’t.

By Malik Saaka
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Viewpoints

Thailand Has Lost One of Its Fiercest HIV and Drug-Policy Activists

Friends and fellow activists remember Suwan Arjwichai, who helped power the Thai Drug Users Network.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Did a Racial Power Imbalance Lead to a Pair of Firings at a Michigan HIV Agency?

CARES is among many nonprofits serving people of color but with mainly white leadership. When and how will that change?

By Tim Murphy
Max Westerman and Sean Strub
Interviews

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Viewpoints

With COVID-19, Much Like HIV, Stigma Kills Prevention Efforts

"If you couple two things together enough, let’s say disease prevention and shame, eventually people are going to avoid the former in order to not feel the latter."

By Josh Kruger
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Interviews

New Book Analyzes the AIDS Epidemic as a ‘Distribution of Crises’

‘AIDS and the Distribution of Crises’ looks beyond biomedicine for the end of the epidemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.