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Stigmatizing language prevents people from accessing HIV care

HIV stigma has long been acknowledged for alienating and pushing people living with HIV (PLWH) out of care retention. As Donja R. Love, the...

The Activist Doctor

Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, remembers the day he felt called to become an HIV doctor: April 23, 1995. He was a college student working...

Black AIDS Institute founder Phill Wilson on living through dual pandemics

We’re coming off a historic year in 2020. A year that devastated us and empowered us. A year that tested us and made us...

How HIV activists won their fight for inclusion in a major...

Victory came in the form of a tweet posted in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 5: Pharmaceutical company Moderna was dropping its...

Positive Thoughts: Partnership Science

Mark Feinberg and Helen Rees joined Mitchell Warren for a webinar titled “Pandemic Vaccine Development and Lessons for COVID-19.” It is part of the...

I’m a Beautiful Black Queen living with HIV, not stigma

I am a Beautiful Black Queen living with HIV. It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with that statement...

Yes, You Can Be an HIV Ally

We all need to do our part to end HIV stigma – and the epidemic itself When beloved “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness recently...

How I contracted HIV is none of your damn business

How I contracted HIV is none of your damn business. I’m going to tell you what happened, but not because I owe you an...

Three cheers of victory for ol’ U=U!

Sure most HIV advocates have heard of U=U, but how do we get the rest of the world to listen? For about the past...

Viral Control

The Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy at the National Cancer Institute coordinates cancer and HIV research. Robert Yarchoan, MD, is the director of...

Changing how we age with HIV

When the dashing and magnificently bearded Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi took to the stage at last fall’s HIV and Aging conference in New York City...

Doctors aren’t offering young people PrEP. That has to change.

As a young person who identifies as nonbinary, accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was a challenging quest. PrEP is a once-daily pill regimen that supports...

Last night a drag queen saved my life

How drag queens are becoming the heroes of HIV prevention My love affair with drag queens goes way back. Since my childhood in the...

Why we share our stories

Columnist Jeff Berry reflects on his emotional encounter with an HIV-positive woman In early September of last year, I was attending the United...



“Dear Evan Hanson” truly misses the mark

Evan Hansen (out gay actor Ben Platt, reprising his Broadway role) has crippling social anxiety. And fans of the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen,”...

Iconic lesbian club owner pens new memoir

Horoscopes: September 24 – 30, 2021

Zach Palmer: Behind the walls

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