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Juan Michael Porter II

Juan Michael Porter II

Staff Writer

Juan Michael Porter II has been living with HIV since 2015. He is a staff writer for TheBody and TheBodyPro, the co-editor of Token Theatre Friends, and a contributor to Christian Science Monitor, Into More, them, TDF Stages, and American Theatre Magazine. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Observer, Time Out New York, Anti-Racism Daily, and SYFY Wire. He is a fellow of the National Critics Institute and Poynter Power of Diverse Voices workshop, an award-winning journalist, and the first Black man to sit on the Drama Desk Awards' nominating committee.

Latest by Juan Michael Porter II

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Features

It’s Time for a Civil Rights Movement in Medicine

When it comes to ending medical racism, Columbia University's Raymond Givens, M.D., is not comfortable with ‘things will get better someday.’

By Juan Michael Porter II
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News Analysis

A Plan to End Hepatitis C in Michigan Through Harm Reduction and Compassionate Care

Ranked as 7th in the nation for HCV prevalence, Michigan launches an initiative to expand testing, treatment, and assistance and reduce stigma.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Features

The Silent Killer: Expanding Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment Saves Lives and Money

Studies show increasing access to screening can go a long way in reaching people at higher risk for HCV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Viewpoints

Why White HIV Leadership Needs to Give Reins to Black Leaders

Racial and generational equity demand that leaders with “founder’s syndrome” transfer knowledge, relationships, and connections to new leaders in the movement to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Latinx patient
News

‘PrEP for Women Too’ Campaign Aims to Bring This Empowering HIV Prevention Tool to More Black and Latinx Women

Despite PrEP being safe to take for people of all genders, there’s still a lag in uptake among cisgender women.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Conference Coverage

How to De-Escalate Conflict in HIV Care and Community Health

For some clients, escalation is how they communicate that they feel unsafe or feel that their needs are not being taken seriously.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Conference Coverage

Real Talk at SYNChronicity 2020: Black Women Are Essential to Eliminating HIV

Open conversations between care providers and Black women are vitally important in order to empower women with information about HIV and how to protect their health.

By Juan Michael Porter II