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For Trans People to Access PrEP, Systemic Barriers Have to Go

Clinics and AIDS service organizations have a responsibility to make sure their programs are welcoming and accessible to trans people.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Gay Sex Rumors Aside, Lindsey Graham’s LGBTQ Record Is a Flaming Trash Dumpster

Questions about the senator’s sexuality are swirling, but his votes on queer lives matter more.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

By Tim Murphy
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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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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg
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Our COVID-19 Response Is Living in the House HIV Activists Built

Let’s honor those whose labor built the pathways to address this global crisis, and in doing so, remember a valuable lesson: that plagues and epidemics impact the most vulnerable, disproportionately.

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
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Lorena Borjas, New York City–Based Trans Activist, Dies of COVID-19

Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

By Charles Sanchez
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Can Elizabeth Warren End the HIV Epidemic?

When Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan, writes George Fistonich, it is always intersectional and comprehensive. So what does that mean for fighting a health epidemic like HIV?

By George Fistonich
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Concerned About a Loss in Focus on Black Women in the Epidemic, HIV Activists Launch an Action Plan of Their Own

Angela Davis, Stacey Abrams, and others talk HIV and social justice at the Paradigm Shift summit in Atlanta.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW