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Brian Belovitch

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

A protestor demonstrates near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago on Jan. 9.

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

Credit: Selfie by Michael Lamb

I'm a Young, White, Gay Man Living With HIV, Here's How I Became Committed to Racial Justice

Michael Lamb was a white gay man who thought he knew it all. Then he was diagnosed with HIV, and he realized that if he wanted to end HIV stigma and racism, he had to start with himself.

Thomas Davis in The Catharsis Project

Young, Gifted, and Black: Dancer Thomas Davis and His HIV Catharsis

Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.

Jordan Eagles holding one of his artworks, Community Pint

Jordan Eagles Uses Life's Blood in Life's Work

Many creative folk say that art is in their blood. For Jordan Eagles, blood is in his art -- not simply as an artistic tool, but as a precious, universal life force.

Tiffany Marerro

HIV Activism Without Pleasure and Healing: Leave It in 2018

Tiffany Marerro reflects on a year of activism and honors those who came before her.

2018: The Year of Lessons and by Far the Hardest Year of My Existence Img

A Year of Lessons, and by Far the Hardest Year of My Existence

"I can't wait to start the year and optimistic that all of these trials were learning lessons," Maria Mejia writes.

Toraje Heyward

Newly Diagnosed With HIV, I've Got Challenges and a Lot of Blessings in Store for the New Year

After being diagnosed with HIV in April 2018, Toraje Heyward realized that there was much work to do.

Horatio Roque Ramirez

Remembering Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Scholar and HIV Activist, Three Years After His Death

"Horacio's desire for 'queer survival' is a consciousness we as queer, transgender people of color know all too well," writes Giuliani Alvarenga. "We understand that our bodies are marked with loss and painful memories."