JD Davids was a senior editor and the director of strategic communications at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2014 to 2018. He runs JD StratComms, works with the Transgender Strategy Center, and serves on the leadership team of the Radical Communicators Network.
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Cutting Gilead Critique From Larry Kramer's USCA 2018 Speech Is the Tip of the Ableist, Ageist, Pay-to-Play Icebergs of Conference Culture
"It would be a missed opportunity if we didn't also take this moment to consider the fundamental inaccessibility of conferences," JD Davids writes.
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"I remember when it was illegal to be a practicing homosexual," recalled Richard Zaldivar at the 2017 USCA. "DACA is not an immigrant issue. DACA and the Dreamers are an American issue. Just like gay rights, just like the battle for HIV and AIDS."...
Expert: Long-Awaited CDC HIV Report on Conception Options for Serodiscordant Couples Is Disappointing and Confusing
We're in the middle of a revolution in our efforts to fight HIV. However, you wouldn't know it from a new U.S. health department agency report that advises providers about conception when one partner is living with HIV.
The original conveners of the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy look at what we've achieved in the U.S. -- and what lies ahead.
Recognizing Collective Efforts, 85 Leaders From 19 Nations Receive 2016 Omololu Falobi HIV Prevention Advocacy Award
On 10th anniversary of Omololu Falobi's passing, the HIV award in his name celebrates the entire movement by acknowledging all advocates who were nominated, each of whom represents thousands of others.
Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., who delivered the first-ever plenary session focused on transgender people at CROI 2016, says it is unclear why the federal government cannot mandate inclusion of gender identity questions in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillan...
Even with current HIV treatment, there are still barriers to care and complications. To help identify and address these obstacles, we asked some leading HIV experts and advocates what they think is the most overlooked issue in HIV care today.
Using data across several PrEP studies and projects, researchers note that "STIs were very high before PrEP and increasing. In this explosion of STIs that's going on at the moment, there's no need to see an explosion in HIV."
Data from 2006 to 2013 in New York City show rising rates of linkage to care and viral suppression. But those who were aged 18-24, healthy or both had lower rates.