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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.

By Roger Pebody and Myles Helfand

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Justin Davis, also known as “JD Blackstone.”
Features

Black Queer Sex Workers Need a Seat at the HIV Advocacy Table: A Conversation With JD Blackstone

Sex workers are not monolithic—and it is vital that their expertise be centered in HIV efforts that target the sex worker community.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
Black trans patient
Features

Black Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Lack of Inclusion in HIV Cure Research

Black transgender women in the U.S. are impacted by HIV at alarmingly high rates, yet prevention and care studies largely ignore them. We spoke with four advocates on why that’s the case.

By Sydney Rogers aka Miss Barbie-Q
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Features

Is Lockdown the Ideal Time to Test for HIV and Other STIs at Home?

European organizations weigh in on what’s worked for home testing programs over the past year.

By Emmett Patterson
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Viewpoints

I Am a Patient Navigator. Here’s What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting PrEP

So much of navigating the decision to start an HIV prevention method starts with unlearning stigma and seeking out a supportive provider.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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Features

What Is Fluid Bonding and How Can You Make It a Part of Your Sex Life?

Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sharing sexual fluids in a safe way.

By Gigi Engle
Justin James the King of Reads
Interviews

‘Nobody Gave Me HIV’: An Interview With the King of Reads

The social media monarch discusses disclosure—and why we need to end HIV stigma if we want to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Dr. Julio Montaner, head of the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
News

How One Canadian Province Hit Its Lowest Rate of HIV Transmission Ever

Despite the interruptions in testing and treatment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic elsewhere, Julio Montaner, M.D., and colleagues in British Columbia have nearly eliminated HIV there.

By Ray Mwareya
autotest VIH (HIV self-test), available in Europe
Interviews

HIV Self-Testing Improves Care Among Queer Men

Cedric Bien-Gund, M.D., explains how at-home HIV self-testing, while improving options for gay and bisexual men, also makes it more likely they’ll be connected to care and preventative services.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black woman talking to doctor
Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.

By Dali Adekunle
Onsite Fall 2020 Halloween 2
News

The One-Stop Shop Where Testing for COVID and HIV, PrEP, and Voter Registration Meet

The Washington, D.C. initiative One Tent Health is making inroads in HIV testing and prevention in highly neglected areas of the country’s capital.

By Emmett Patterson