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Viewpoints

Why Criminalizing COVID-19 Would Only Hurt Public Health

An effective response to COVID-19 must ensure that people who are the most marginalized are able to access the means to practice public health protocols.

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Features

The United States Says It'll End Its HIV Epidemic. We're Watching.

We're telling the stories of the people and places that will be profoundly affected by the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan as it unfolds, and seeking to answer the question: Can this plan truly end HIV transmission in the U.S.?

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Interviews

After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

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Features

Whatever Happened to HIV Superinfection?

Superinfection—when someone living with HIV is infected with a second strain of the virus—is a scary prospect. But is it a concern in the era of modern HIV treatment?

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PEPFAR

HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies in the U.S.: A Brief Tour

From PEPFAR to Ryan White and from HIV criminalization to the HIV travel ban, we describe the biggest pieces of HIV legislation and HIV-related policies in U.S. history—some of which have changed things for the better, and some for the worse.

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Features

People Are Going off PrEP in the COVID-19 Era Because They’re Not Having Sex

Will they go back on, when and if this ever ends? And if it doesn’t, what happens to our sex lives?

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Reference

10 Questions and Answers About PrEP, the HIV Prevention Pill

We break down the no-BS basics on how PrEP works, how often you need to take it, what the side effects are, and how to know whether it's right for you.

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Viewpoints

Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

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Features

Philly Proves It: Opening Safe-Injection Sites in the U.S. Will Be a Long, Hard Slog

What seemed imminent a few years ago is bogged down in community resistance in cities nationwide. But while overdose deaths continue, activists go on chipping away at the backlash.

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Features

With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”