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Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.

Rosemary Lopez & Robert Steptoe of ACQC

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.

Ralph Henderson, Wendy Henderson, Kathy Ahearn-OBrien, Axel Torres Marrero

The Garden State's Fight Against HIV Is Blooming

Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey, are often overshadowed by New York City, just across the Hudson. But new attention from the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan may bring a boost in needed resources.

Laverne Cox and Chase Strangio

What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

ACLU legal eagle Chase Strangio discusses his bird's eye view inside the Oct. 8 Supreme Court arguments on three cases impacting LGBTQ people's right to freedom from discrimination.

Left: Michael Callen and Richard Dworkin, Right: Michael Callen

Late, Great Musician and AIDS Activist Michael Callen to Be Musically Honored Nov. 11

The Joe's Pub event in New York will benefit the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ health clinic that bears his name.

Mass Film Linus Ignatius and Nurse credit Linus Ignatius

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

Stephen Fallon Daniel Bravo Rafaelé Narváez credit Latino Saludos

Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida

Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.

Clockwise from top left: Tyler Hurt, Wanona Thomas, Marvin Anderson, Malik Yusef

"Find Me. I Will Be Your Community."

The brief clips we share here show what can happen when black people living with HIV decide to disclose their status in safe, supportive spaces.

Angel

This Immigrant Living With HIV Lost His Leg -- But Gained a Clown Career

"I was in a coma," Angel recalls, "and God spoke to me and said, 'I don't want you to sit down in a corner -- you're going to walk again and live your life with a purpose.'"

From L to R: David Perkins, Dorothy Dempster, Leslie Guinn, Michelle McCallister

Advocates Throw a Wrench in the Motor City's HIV Epidemic

HIV rates are going down in Wayne County, home of the city of Detroit. Providers here think a mix of U=U campaigns and rapid-start treatment have helped. But how will the epidemic end here?