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Will COVID-19 Make Modernizing HIV Criminal Laws Harder?

As shelter-in-place violation arrests increase nationwide, HIV criminal law reform activists question the way forward.

By Larry Buhl
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America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

By Myles Helfand
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Will New York Governor Cuomo Release Thousands of Aging Prisoners Before COVID-19 Kills Them?

The activist group Release Aging People in Prison has launched an urgent campaign to get the governor to enact mass clemency before the coronavirus sweeps through New York’s 52 prisons.

By Tim Murphy
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We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

By George M. Johnson
Kevin Koerner and Morrigan Phillips credit Megan Eaves

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.

By Tim Murphy
Activists protesting Tennessee law against sanctuary cities outside the Tennessee State Capitol on May 31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

ICE Detained a Tennessee Man After HIV Exposure Charge

HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Holds New Hampshire Town Hall

The HIV Epidemic? Elizabeth Warren Has a (Very Good) Plan for That

Elizabeth Warren's newly released plan for LGBTQ Americans proves she gets the epidemic on a level beyond just medical and personal.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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A Friendship Across Prison Walls

Incarcerated writer Tim Hinkhouse interviews his friend Betty about their shared experiences of living with HIV, loneliness, and loss.

By Tim Hinkhouse
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I Helped Put Together a Musical Revue Starring Women With HIV. Here's What We Learned.

The cast of 'Positive Dreams,' a stage performance by women living with HIV, taught each other the power of coming together despite vastly different backgrounds.

By Angela Page
Michael Johnson and Steven Thrasher

Michael Johnson, Jailed for HIV Nondisclosure, Now Free: Here's Everything You Need to Know

In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.

By George M. Johnson