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News Analysis

Can Amy Klobuchar End the HIV Epidemic?

HIV prevention specialist Damon L. Jacobs argues that by building on her strengths, Sen. Klobuchar could make headway in fighting the United States HIV epidemic.

(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc
Interviews

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

Avery and Lance Malone credit Care Alliance
Interviews

In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

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Interviews

In Baltimore’s Fight Against HIV, Making Sure Black Gay and Bisexual Men Don’t Get Left Behind

Baltimore has made a lot of progress when it comes to its HIV epidemic, but black gay and bisexual men aren’t seeing the same downturn in diagnosis rates.

Leon Peoples Aaliyah Messiah Garland Jarmon Steven R Sawyer credit Yvonne Young
Interviews

Even in Wealthy, Progressive Seattle, HIV Care and Prevention Disparities Persist

Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.

Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez
Interviews

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

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News Analysis

This is How New York City Is Ending Its HIV Epidemic

What can other cities learn from it? And how can the city close its final gap?

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Personal Stories

Healing Is an Important Part of an HIV Diagnosis

Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.

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Features

Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf
Interviews

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.