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David Brinkman and Tim Costello credit Jack Bunting

Living the Golden Years With HIV in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs may be a haven with excellent HIV services, but for the many long-term survivors who have retired here, there will be a need for increasing LGBT eldercare in coming years.

Michelle Tabajonda Christopher Alcala Gabriel Maldonado Jorge De Los Santos Sunni Meador

A 'TruEvolution' Is Happening in Riverside, California

While most people with HIV in Riverside County are white gay men in Palm Springs, TruEvolution in the city of Riverside provides services to black and Latinx youth impacted by the epidemic.

Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."

Raymond Brickhouse (left) and Rob Newells

Oakland's HIV Epidemic Is a Tale of Two Cities

In a gentrifying city in the shadow of wealthy San Francisco, HIV service providers think of everything -- housing, food assistance, a spiritual community, and electrolysis -- they need to meet people's needs.

Carol Queen

Rebirth of Queer: Carol Queen on Past, Present, and Future Queer Life in San Francisco

The bisexual sexologist talks about finding community and loss through HIV and displacement.

Painted Ladies Houses in San Francisco in evening

To Combat Homelessness in San Francisco, The City Must Confront Its Anti-Homeless Laws

Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.

Marianne Williamson

Is Marianne Williamson's Record on AIDS as Great as She Claims?

As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.

Connie Norman

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

Exterior of barber shop

California Man Denied Service at Barbershop for HIV Status Wins Court Case

Nikko Briteramos won his court case and is now advocating to end stigma in black businesses, including barbershops.

Tone Vai and Kamailia Williams of Instituto Familiar de la Raza hold LGBTQ pride signs during Give OUT Day 2017

For This Latinx Organization in San Francisco, HIV Care Is About Community

Skyrocketing rents have increased the need for the work of Instituto Familiar de la Raza -- yet have also made it difficult for them to maintain their own spaces.