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HIV Testing 101

Taking an HIV test is the only reliable way to know whether you have HIV. Here's what you need to know about HIV tests.

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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.

Lorena Borjas
News

Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

Sharon Day
Interviews

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

Dwayne Steward, Devin Quinn, and Chad Braun
Interviews

In Central Ohio, Advocates Work to Correct HIV Misinformation and Structural Barriers to Care

Columbus is Ohio’s largest city—and home to the state’s largest number of people living with HIV.

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Reference

HIV Testing: What You Need to Know

Whether the idea of getting tested for HIV frightens you, feels like a compulsion, or is simply something you’re curious about, remember that you have control over when and where you get tested.

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Features

How Telehealth Platforms Make It Easy to Get PrEP

In some places, getting PrEP and other sexual health services using digital platforms is getting easier.

Mel Leroy and Wilburn Mithcell
Features

Lack of Health Insurance and Housing Are Barriers to Care in Fort Worth, Texas

Almost 1 in 5 people in Fort Worth, Texas, lack health insurance, a barrier to getting people the care they need, especially in a state that did not expand Medicaid access.

Justin Toro
Interviews

In the Bronx, Keeping Pace With New York City’s HIV Successes Amid High Poverty Rates

In the Bronx, poverty, homelessness, and other structural factors are barriers to care for many, but the borough is still making progress in fighting its epidemic.

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Viewpoints

We Should Call Barebacking What It Is: Natural Sex

It’s time to stop shaming queer people for what heterosexuals do all the time.