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Woman taking the morning-after pill in bed, her partner is behind her
Features

Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

Gilead Sciences headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Foster City, California
News Analysis

Much Ado About Descovy

While many celebrated the FDA approval of Descovy for PrEP earlier this month, advocates wonder whether it will make biomedical HIV prevention more or less accessible to those most in need.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Holds New Hampshire Town Hall
News Analysis

The HIV Epidemic? Elizabeth Warren Has a (Very Good) Plan for That

Elizabeth Warren's newly released plan for LGBTQ Americans proves she gets the epidemic on a level beyond just medical and personal.

David Brinkman and Tim Costello credit Jack Bunting
Interviews

Living the Golden Years With HIV in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs may be a haven with excellent HIV services, but for the many long-term survivors who have retired here, there will be a need for increasing LGBT eldercare in coming years.

Tony Christon Walker and Kathie Hiers
Interviews

Despite Stigma, Christian Right Values, and No Medicaid Expansion, AIDS Alabama Makes a Way

Poor, religious, and rife with racial inequality, Alabama embodies the challenges of ending the epidemic in the Deep South, where rural areas and young black men who have sex with men carry the HIV burden.

PrEP pill and glass of water
Features

For PrEP 2-1-1 Dosing, the Information Is Often Bottom Up

While 2-1-1 or "on-demand" pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been approved by major public health agencies, doctors still face uncertainty in implementing it.

Two activists at protest holding signs reading "HEALTHCARE for all" and "MEDICARE for all"
Features

Before Trump's Public Charge Policy Begins, Providers Worry Immigrants May Avoid HIV Treatment

The Trump changes to the public charge rule for immigrants applying for citizenship soon go into effect. HIV providers and advocates are concerned about the impact on HIV care for immigrants.

People marching with anBi, a bisexual organization, carry a bisexual flag in the 43rd L.A. Pride Parade on June 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Features

We've Always Been Here: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Bisexual Visibility Day

Activist Khafre Kujichagulia Abif writes about the importance of fighting stigma and HIV health disparities for bisexuals.

Young man eating banana
Q&A

Can I Be Re-Infected With Another Strain of HIV Through Oral Sex?

Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?

Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager
Interviews

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."