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Kiyoshi Kuromiya

You Should Know This Gay Asian-American Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS Activist

TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.

By Juan Michael Porter II

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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National AIDS Memorial’s Annual Video Series Highlights Transgender Community

In its annual Surviving Voices series, the National AIDS Memorial has turned its eyes to the nation’s transgender community, who live at the nexus of numerous structural health disparities.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Loving Kink Doesn't Make Me a Bad Feminist

Feminist writer Marj Ostani explores how playing with power dynamics in a consensual, affectionate, sexual relationship is empowering for her as an Asian womxn.

By Marj Ostani
Adam Chang

Second Generation: Asian, Gay, Positive and a Parent

"I am offering up my own story to contribute to our present day Asian American awakening in the hope of challenging longstanding stereotypes of Asian Americans," Adam Chang writes.

By Adam Chang for HIVE
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HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans

Asian Americans have slightly lower AIDS rates than their white counterparts and they are less likely to die of HIV/AIDS. The total number of reported AIDS cases has generally declined over the past five years for the White population, however it...

By Office of Minority Health
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This Positive Life: Cecilia Chung on Violence, Gender, Prisons, Family and Healing

It was 1993 when Cecilia Chung was diagnosed with HIV while living in San Francisco. Born Catholic, she thought she was being punished for coming out as transgender. "You transitioned," she remembers thinking. "This is God's way of telling you he doe...

By Olivia G. Ford
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HIV Frontlines: Addressing the Needs of the API Community in New York City

Robert Murayama, M.D., shares a number of facts you may not know about HIV/AIDS among Asians & Pacific Islanders, and explains how his HIV health center serves the New York API community.

By Kellee Terrell
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HHS Awards $3.5 Million to Expand HIV/AIDS Care Capacity for Minorities

Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced two grants totaling more than $3.5 million to reach beyond the Ryan White Program -- the federally funded program that provides care and treatment to about half a million Americans living ...

By Miguel Gomez for
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HIV Infection in Minority Populations

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HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect minorities. Racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States, ...

By U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases