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COVID-19 Has Created Serious Challenges for Nigeria’s HIV Organizations

Five HIV/AIDS services providers in the West African country discuss how they’re getting antiretrovirals to patients and meeting other immediate needs during the pandemic.

By Ugonna-Ora Owoh
Ed Buck

We Need to Protect Black Gay Men If We Want to Stop People Like Ed Buck

Ed Buck’s reign of terror reflects how little we care for Black gay men.

By Malik Saaka
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GoFundMe Has Helped People Step Up Where the U.S. Government Has Not

The United States government has given only one $1,200 check to people in need during the coronavirus crisis. To fill in the gaps, people have used platforms like GoFundMe.

By Malik Saaka
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We Talked To ‘Hedwig’ Creator John Cameron Mitchell About His New COVID-era Benefit Album

The very political New American Dream is how the actor, musician, and director overcame a coronavirus slump and collaborated remotely with a new generation of queer artists.

By Tim Murphy
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People with HIV Face New Challenges to Care Continuity During COVID Lockdown

The pandemic has disrupted HIV care all over the world, causing missed doses of medications and lack of access to clinics.

By Michael Broder
pharmacist and patient

Pharmacies Grapple With Red Tape as States Try to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe PrEP

Getting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to more people who need it will take some legislative teamwork to overcome barriers, such as lack of incentive for pharmacists.

By Larry Buhl
Jerry Falwell Jr

Jerry Falwell Jr. Allegedly Likes to Watch. He’s Not Alone.

Watching your partner have sex with someone else is often called “cuckolding” or “hotwifing.” But it’s not just for straight men. And, say experts, it’s perfectly healthy.

By Tim Murphy
COVID-19 vaccine

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Be a Magic Cure-All

Even with a vaccine, people in the U.S. will have to confront widespread mistrust of public health services, government leaders, and vaccines themselves.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Mark Schlissel

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
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Border Work in Tijuana Has Taught Me That Immigration Is a Public Health Concern

A law student from a Central American immigrant family learns about the dangers faced by transgender migrants at the border.

By Giuli Alvarenga