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With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”

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Why Doesn’t My OB/GYN Understand Lesbian Sex?

“Now, sleeping with solely women, I was under the assumption I did not need to get regularly screened: Without the evidence, without the narrative, we feel like it’s futile,” Kirsten Judson writes.

Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

Lorena Borjas

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.

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.

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From One Young Person to Another: We've Got to Take the Coronavirus Pandemic Seriously

We all get busy and drown out the news from time to time. But your life and the lives of others depend on social distancing and washing your hands.

Leilah Babirye and Amanda Lugg

At This Harlem Meetup, LGBTQ Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Bond and Laugh

The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.

Jewel Thais-Williams

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Dr Jillian Ratti

Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”

Sharon Day

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.