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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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Nushawn Williams Served Out His HIV-Related Sentence in 2010. Why Is He Still Not Free?

More than two decades after accepting a 12-year plea deal, the HIV-positive New Yorker remains in state custody.

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Homelessness and COVID-19

In California’s East Bay, activists are bringing food to people experiencing homelessness, while larger nonprofits are unable to provide meals or masks.

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What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective Turns Attention to Radical Care in Time of COVID

By raising questions and considerations, these activists remind us to build community in a time of distance by loving, not fearing, each other.

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Why Criminalizing COVID-19 Would Only Hurt Public Health

An effective response to COVID-19 must ensure that people who are the most marginalized are able to access the means to practice public health protocols.

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How Instagram Live Helps Me Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Check out Charles Sanchez’s convos with HIV community members around the country every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST on TheBody’s IG.

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Will COVID-19 Make Modernizing HIV Criminal Laws Harder?

As shelter-in-place violation arrests increase nationwide, HIV criminal law reform activists question the way forward.

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PEPFAR

HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies in the U.S.: A Brief Tour

From PEPFAR to Ryan White and from HIV criminalization to the HIV travel ban, we describe the biggest pieces of HIV legislation and HIV-related policies in U.S. history—some of which have changed things for the better, and some for the worse.

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New York City Is Teaming Up With Nonprofits to Get COVID-Positive Homeless Folks into Medically Managed Hotels

Residents are coming in with underlying conditions including kidney failure, mental illness—and HIV.

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America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.