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Missouri’s Redo of Its HIV Criminalization Law Is a Good Start—but It’s Not Enough

Among other issues, it doesn’t entirely do away with felony charges, leaving Black folks in particular vulnerable to unfair and excessive sentencing.

By Devin Hursey
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Michigan Softened Its HIV Criminalization Laws—So Why Is a Man Still Doing Time for Allegedly Transmitting HIV?

Activists won revisions to the old law in 2018—but details and assumptions around this man’s case still ensnared him.

By Tim Murphy
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Gilead Will Stop Giving Clinics Big Paybacks on PrEP Scripts—But a Bigger Issue Looms

Clinics have used those reimbursements for more than just PrEP—and some worry what will happen to folks in states with poor health coverage options who need labs and doctor visits.

By Tim Murphy
Maxfield Haynes

The Hottest Men in Dance, 2021 Edition

Though each of these dancers is runway worthy, they eclipse standard measurements of masculinity while defining what it means to be gorgeous on their own terms.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Advocates Aren’t Happy About Drug-Patent Language in the Updated UNAIDS Document That Sets the Global AIDS Agenda

They say the U.S. nixed terminology that would have made it easier for middle- and low-income countries to manufacture and obtain less expensive HIV drugs—despite Biden’s COVID patent signals.

By Tim Murphy
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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s June LGBTQ-Related Ruling

It looks worse than it is—and it leaves unanswered the big question of LGBTQ rights versus “religious freedom.”

By Tim Murphy
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The U.S. Has a New AIDS Czar. Can He Help Us End the HIV Epidemic?

Harold Phillips’ deep resume may well bring muscle to a position that’s often seen as window dressing—and that was left conspicuously empty while Trump was president.

By Tim Murphy
Marissa Bonnie (left) and Jack Martin of Minneapolis’ Southside Harm Reduction Services.

Minnesota’s Recent HIV Outbreaks Are About So Much More Than HIV

They’re about the state’s failure to properly serve people of color, people who use substances, and people who don’t have permanent housing, advocates argue.

By Mariah Wilberg
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The Unequal COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Divide: Turn Grief Into Rage

Like the treatment divide of the early HIV/AIDS crisis, the uneven distribution of COVID-19 vaccines poses a global threat.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Could People Living With HIV Have Worse Outcomes From COVID-19, Even if Vaccinated?

Current COVID-19 and vaccination messaging could be puzzling for people living with HIV who are on effective therapy and undetectable.

By Larry Buhl