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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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Oregon Just Became the First State to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Hard Drugs Like Heroin and Meth. Will Other States Follow?

Measure 110 passed comfortably, signaling widespread (if not total) agreement that treatment, not arrest, is the way to solve the state’s drug-use crisis.

By Tim Murphy
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Viewpoints

How Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Could Affect Queer Americans

The new Supreme Court justice’s extreme right-wing views could affect health care access in many ways, from reproductive health care to funding for HIV prevention.

By Anni Irish
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Features

Trump’s Leaving, But Health Care Challenges Remain. Where Do We Go From Here?

We checked in with some top advocates about why (and how) the HIV community must continue to mobilize in the face of an undecided Senate majority and an uncertain future for health care in the U.S.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

The Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad Is Also a Danger to Nigerians With HIV

This violent police unit has allegedly killed tens of thousands of Nigerians, tortured LGBTQ people, and stolen from its victims. And under lockdown, it’s been keeping people from their HIV meds.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
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Features

Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson
Angela Motsusi
Features

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Anti-Stigma “I Can Give U” Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm

This DIY PSA campaign has spread internationally, telling the world about the wonderful things people with HIV can give, while successful treatment allows them to not give HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
Amy Coney Barrett
News

The Affordable Care Act Has Helped Us Folks With HIV in So Many Ways—but It’s Once Again Imperiled

If Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is seated before Nov. 10, it could mean the end of the health law that has benefited us on multiple levels.

By Tim Murphy
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
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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