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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.

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Incarcerated People

Will New York Governor Cuomo Release Thousands of Aging Prisoners Before COVID-19 Kills Them?

The activist group Release Aging People in Prison has launched an urgent campaign to get the governor to enact mass clemency before the coronavirus sweeps through New York’s 52 prisons.

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Features

How HIV/AIDS Activism Can Shape Our Response to COVID-19

“To honor ACT UP’s legacy, it would behoove us to raise hell in some way.”

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Viewpoints

Ending the Epidemic in Florida Must Include Ending HIV Criminalization

Modernizing the state’s HIV criminal laws for organ donation and nondisclosure should be a priority, Equality Florida advocate Alejandro Acosta writes.

Kristen & Maggie
Interviews

How This Lesbian Couple Cared for the First AIDS Patients in Salt Lake City

Kristin Ries and Maggie Snyder met and fell in love while caring for people living with HIV in Salt Lake City. Here, they tell the story of the early epidemic in a very religious town.

Housing Works + What Would an HIV Doula DO? present a reading of "I, OF COURSE, was LIVID" at  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bar on Feb 12, 2020.
Interviews

New Play Remembers the Women Who Defined AIDS

“I, of Course, Was Livid” dramatizes the work women living with HIV did to change what was considered an AIDS-defining illness.

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Personal Stories

It’s Hard to Be a Proud Bisexual and Be HIV Positive

Steve Spencer was just reckoning with his bisexual identity when he found out he was HIV positive. That complicated his coming out process, he writes.

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News Analysis

California Moves to End HIV Discrimination in Life and Disability Insurance Coverage

HIV will be considered a chronic condition, like others, in insurance underwriting decisions.

USCA 2019 MSNBC Joy Ann Reid and CDC Director Robert Redfield
News

NMAC Renames Annual Conference to USCHA Following Community Pushback

Some people living with AIDS were not happy when they were seemingly erased from the annual conference’s name.

Ricky Varghese
Interviews

‘Raw’ Is the Book That Contemplates What It Means to Bareback

Barebacking is not just an act. It’s a stand-in for so many of our feelings about queer sexuality.

Presenters at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in 2019
Features

An AIDS Conference Without the Word ‘AIDS’ Earns Community Cheers and Jeers

NMAC, the organization that hosts the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS, changed the gathering’s name to the U.S. Conference on HIV. Some community members aren’t happy.