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Thomas Davis in The Catharsis Project
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Young, Gifted, and Black: Dancer Thomas Davis and His HIV Catharsis

Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.

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Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Marrero, Tyler Hurt, Corey Clark, and Ariel Sabillon
Personal Stories

We're Young, We're Living With HIV, and We've Come a Long Way

In these brief videos, young adults living with HIV answer the question, "What have you learned about yourself since your diagnosis?"

Howard Rogers  M.A., and Jacob Castrejana in front of the Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) HIV/AIDS services agency in San Antonio.
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San Antonio Is Making Gains Toward Viral Suppression

Using a one-stop-shop model of care and wraparound services, this organization makes sure clients don't have to travel to multiple centers to get their needs met.

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This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

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Houston Launches First HIV Prevention Campaign for Queer and Trans People of Color

'I am Life' features black and Latinx people getting their lives.

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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

New HIV Diagnoses Among Youth by Transmission Category and Sex in the US and Dependent Areas, 2017
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Statistics: HIV Among Youth in the U.S.

In 2017, less than 1% of youth who received an HIV diagnosis were aged 13 to 14, 21% were aged 15 to 19, and 79% were aged 20 to 24, according to the CDC.

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Using Sign Language, New Video Promotes HIV Testing for Youth of All Abilities

It's the latest episode of Kikis with Louie, a groundbreaking LGBTQ video series produced by the nonprofit organization Advocates for Youth.

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Personal Stories

YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

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Doctors Aren't Offering Young People PrEP. That Has to Change.

For LGBT Health Awareness Week, educator Tyunique Nelson argues that PrEP education and access for youth have to be a top priority.

A protestor demonstrates near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago on Jan. 9.
Sexual Abuse & Trauma

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.