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Interviews

In the Boston Metro Area, a Tale of Two HIV Epidemics Emerges

While black and Latinx gay and bisexual men and transgender women make up a larger portion of HIV cases in and around Boston, the opioid crisis has led to spiking HIV rates among injection drug users.

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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.

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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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Viewpoints

The First Supermodel, Gia Carangi, Died of AIDS 33 Years Ago. She's Worth Remembering

Though she died of HIV-related causes at the age of 26, her impact on fashion carried far beyond her years as a model.

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News

More than Voguing, the Ballroom Community Is Fighting a Crystal Meth Epidemic in New York City

A new initiative called Ballroom, We Care is mobilizing community leaders and service providers to address the spike in crystal meth overdose deaths.

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News Analysis

Advocates Say Young Men of Color Are at Risk of More Like Ed Buck

Race, money, and power seem to be at play in the growing crystal meth epidemic.

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News Analysis

Canada's Historic Syphilis Outbreak Is Even Worse for Its Under-Resourced Indigenous Population

Indigenous people in the northern region of Alberta, Canada, face increased health risks from injection drug use, syphilis, and HIV.

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Reference

Injecting Meth? Here's What You Definitely Need to Know

Heart and other health complications from "slamming" crystal can be devastating -- even deadly. Thankfully, there are tools to reduce the harm and even get off meth entirely.

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Features

Injection Drugs Enhance a Surge of HIV Along the Ohio River

Caracole, an HIV/AIDS services provider in Cincinnati, has responded to a spike in HIV there by expanding harm reduction, housing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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News

Looking for HIV Testing or Care? There's an Updated Locator for You

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, HIV.gov launches a new tool to find key providers and services.