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Demetre Daskalakis

Between COVID and a New Administration, What's to Come for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Plan?

The pandemic has definitely delayed things, say advocates, but overall the goal of stopping HIV in the U.S. by 2025 is still on track.

By Tim Murphy
Mayor Dinkins

Remembering New York City Mayor David Dinkins and His Love for People Living With HIV

The city’s first Black mayor died at age 93 on Nov. 23.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Demetre

NYC’s Leather Daddy HIV Czar Is Going to the CDC—And Advocates Nationwide Are Thrilled

Demetre Daskalakis, M.D., who led New York City through seven years of bold programs that made the city’s HIV rates plunge, will take his prevention vision national starting Dec. 21.

By Tim Murphy
Amy Coney Barrett

The Affordable Care Act Has Helped Us Folks With HIV in So Many Ways—but It’s Once Again Imperiled

If Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is seated before Nov. 10, it could mean the end of the health law that has benefited us on multiple levels.

By Tim Murphy
RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Long, Hard Fight for Sexual Justice

HIV and sexual justice advocates have lost an icon who spent a lifetime challenging our society to be better.

By Ace Robinson
Oxiris Barbot

Health Advocates Are Furious Over the Resignation of NYC’s Health Commissioner

They say that Mayor Bill de Blasio sidelined her expertise by handing off crucial COVID-19 case tracing to another city agency.

By Tim Murphy
Queer Liberation March

Will New York City’s ‘Alternative’ Pride Become THE March Going Forward?

COVID-19 shut down the city’s police- and corporation-drenched LGBTQ extravaganza. But a low-budget, pro-Black, and anti-police march picked up the slack.

By Tim Murphy
Cuba COVID-19

While the U.S. Squanders Its Global Leadership Role, Cuba Is Stepping Up to the Plate on COVID-19

The island is hoping its leadership in public health, medicine, and biomedical research will transform its economic situation and global status.

By Giuli Alvarenga
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