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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is an award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist whose work has been featured in Mic, Out, Slate, POZ, and The Village Voice. He also teaches writing at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

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News

Transgender People of Color Often Face Choice Between Racist and Transphobic Health Care Providers

"Providers need to not make assumptions about what black and brown and, more generally, trans patients of color need," one study co-author said.

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Interviews

In New York City, PrEP on Demand Is Now on the Menu for Men Who Have Sex With Men

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis may be best for people with episodic risk who cannot or would prefer not to take the pill every day.

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Features

In the Golden Age of the Hep C Cure, Discount Deals Tie Doctors' Hands

Who has the power to prescribe medications? In the ongoing struggle to cure the estimated 3.2 million people living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the U.S., the answer may not be who you think.

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Conference Coverage

Revisiting Memorable Moments From AIDS 2014

Did you miss any of the most noteworthy moments from the largest HIV/AIDS conference of the year? We have them all recapped here for you.

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Key Issues Affecting the Care of HIV-Positive Adolescents

"When you give a diagnosis of HIV positive to a youth, not only are you giving them difficult news, which they may or may not be developmentally equipped to deal with, but they frequently have other variables in their life that make it more difficult...

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Conference Coverage

The Viral Divide and the HIV Prevention Landscape

Inside the "viral divide," an invisible chasm between those who are HIV negative and those who are HIV positive are concerns about priorities, resources, sexuality and what it means to be a community, explains Rodriguez.

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Conference Coverage

International Activists Confront Gilead Over Hepatitis C Drug Pricing at AIDS 2014

An international group of treatment activists interrupted a session at AIDS 2014 just as Gregg H. Alton, a top official at Gilead Sciences, was about to speak regarding the challenges of expanding global access to the new generation of hepatitis C dr...

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Conference Coverage

When Science Meets HIV Prevention, Pleasure Cannot Be Left Behind

Sexual decision-making includes the rational -- scientific data about how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission -- but also desire and pleasure. At AIDS 2014, an august panel discussed the pleasure principles that should be a part of prevention meth...

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Conference Coverage

Addressing the Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Needs of Same-Sex Attracted Transgender Men

The session took on common myths about trans MSM -- often left out of conversations, care and research -- and called for respectful and safe access to testing, information, research and care.

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New HIV Cases Rise Sharply Among Gay Men in Poland

Why has there been a 13.5 fold increase in HIV infections in Poland -- a 40-fold increase in the capital region -- in the past decade?