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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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Sero Project staff members Kamaria Laffrey, Tami Haught, and Cindy Stine during preparations for the HIV Is Not A Crime Conference (HINAC).
Viewpoints

Trump May Be Gone, but the HIV Criminalization Fight Goes On

There’s still work to do, even under a more progressive administration.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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Features

Some Zimbabwean Health Care Workers are Violating the Privacy of People With HIV

Data leaks can lead to missed medications, illness, HIV drug resistance, and even worse stigma against people living with HIV.

By Nyasha Bhobo
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Features

These Meme Accounts May Be Contributing to COVID Stigma and Public Health Misinformation

Whether it's GaysOverCOVID or LA Basics, what are the public-health implications of anonymously run Instagram accounts, with the ability to reach tens of thousands of people with each post, that have taken a hardline stance on complex topics?

By Ryan Killian Krause
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News Analysis

Everyone’s Talking About Racism, Medical Mistrust, and COVID-19. Where Do We Go From Here?

If we’re to address the lack of trust within Black communities and carve out a path forward, the health care system and its stakeholders first will need to reckon with both its racist past and present.

By Ginger Skinner
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Interviews

I’m a COVID-19 Long-Hauler, HIV Activist, and Artist. Here’s How I Navigated 2020

“I don’t know what healthy looks like anymore,” says Pato Hebert. “I know what I thought it was. I have fantasies of what it could be.”

By Pato Hebert
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Features

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
Amy Coney Barrett swearing-in
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
President-elect Joe Biden And Vice President-elect Kamala Harris fist bump after election win
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