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Missouri’s Redo of Its HIV Criminalization Law Is a Good Start—but It’s Not Enough

Among other issues, it doesn’t entirely do away with felony charges, leaving Black folks in particular vulnerable to unfair and excessive sentencing.

By Devin Hursey
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Michigan Softened Its HIV Criminalization Laws—So Why Is a Man Still Doing Time for Allegedly Transmitting HIV?

Activists won revisions to the old law in 2018—but details and assumptions around this man’s case still ensnared him.

By Tim Murphy
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I Had to Get Past the Stigma of Having HIV. Then I Had to Do the Same for Mental Illness

A Minnesota HIV activist recounts her epic tale of overcoming not one, but two, diseases that can destroy us if we don’t accept—and treat—them.

By Mariah Wilberg
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To Tackle HIV Among Black Women, We Must Tackle the Racial Disparity Behind Bars

The collective harms of racism within mass incarceration contribute greatly to disproportionate HIV prevalence and outcomes within Black communities.

By Barbara Jungwirth
Sero Project staff members Kamaria Laffrey, Tami Haught, and Cindy Stine during preparations for the HIV Is Not A Crime Conference (HINAC).

Trump May Be Gone, but the HIV Criminalization Fight Goes On

There’s still work to do, even under a more progressive administration.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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Remembering Rusti Miller-Hill, Whose Life Spanned Multiple Women’s Movements

“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”

By Olivia G. Ford
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The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Three different viruses cause the liver disease known as hepatitis. Here's what you need to know about the differences between them, including treatment and prevention.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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