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Joe Biden

Joe Biden Is Our Strongest Option to End the HIV Epidemic

As a former staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, I’ve seen his commitment to our issues up close.

By Jirair Ratevosian, M.P.H.
AIDS quilt

The History of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic changed the course of human history. This is the story of how dedicated activists changed the course of AIDS.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW
Lindsey Graham GOP Senators

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
Stacy Jennings and Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network

Here’s How One Organization Is Helping Women Living With HIV Cope With the COVID-19 Era

“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.

By Tim Murphy
Ben in pill bottle

Copay Cards May No Longer Count Toward Your Health Plan Deductible

The Trump administration’s HHS has officially told plans they don’t have to do this—and that could mean a hard hit on patient wallets.

By Tim Murphy
press briefing back turned

COVID-19 Exposed the Flaws in Our Government and Health Care Systems

There will come a time when science prevails, and the COVID-19 pandemic will be a painful memory. There are three lessons from the pandemic we should never forget.

By Joel L. Zive
Charles Stephens

Surprised by the Coronavirus Racial Disparities? These Longtime Black HIV Providers and Activists Aren’t

From Chicago to Detroit to the South, they say COVID-19's impact in Black communities is exactly what they expected—and it’s going to take major change to ever turn that around.

By Tim Murphy
Ace Robinson and cousin

African Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic—Including My Family in Albany, Georgia

HIV advocate Ace Robinson writes about the devastating impact of losing several family members to COVID-19.

By Ace Robinson
Cuomo press briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Used His Coronavirus “Hero” Status to Slash the Health Care Budget

Cuomo strong-armed $2.5 billion in Medicaid cuts even after COVID-19 started breaking his state’s health system.

By Tim Murphy
Candy Marcum and Howie Daire

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.