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U=U at USCA2019. Left to right: Deondre Moore, Bruce Richman, Demetre Daskalakis, Victor Claros, Yonce Jones

The U.S. Congress Recently Recognized "U=U." Here's How It Happened.

This inspiring moment from the U.S. Conference on AIDS illustrates how relationships can produce results for advocates.

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Each One, Teach One: HIV Community Leaders Share Their Mentorship Stories

Mentorship is a key component helping us challenge stigma, live with HIV, and commit to a life of service. We asked some community leaders to tell us about their mentors and what they've gained from these relationships.

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Each One, Teach One: HIV Community Leaders Share Their Mentorship Stories

Mentorship is a key component helping us challenge stigma, live with HIV, and commit to a life of service. We asked some community leaders to tell us about their mentors and what they’ve gained from these relationships.

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My Journey Through Health Care and HIV as a Black American

For George M. Johnson, a recent panel discussion was the culmination of his tri-fold existence -- as a human, a worker and an activist -- where he could share the totality of his experience as a black man living with HIV.

DACA protesters in front of White House

DACA, Immigrant Rights and the 'Larger Compassion' of the HIV Community

"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."...

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Conversations With Federal HIV Leaders From the 2017 U.S. Conference on AIDS

NIH director Anthony Fauci, M.D., discusses opportunities and challenges in ending the HIV pandemic, and CDC and Ryan White program officials have a conversation highlighting some of the points they shared during the plenary session.

Activist Carmarion Anderson, NMAC director Paul Kawata, and activists Octavia Lewis, Bre Campbell, and Francesca Schumann

USCA Plenary Halted by Trans Activists

Five trans protesters disrupted a plenary session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS to share their deeply personal stories about fighting for acceptance within the HIV community.

New York represents! Serge Jean, Matthew Fuentes (from Senator Schumer's office), Charles Sanchez, Lillibeth Gonzalez, Damon L. Jacobs, Carlos Maldonado and Adeola Adesina (from Senator Schumer's office) (Credit: Lillibeth Gonzalez)

Up Close and Personal at USCA: A Day of Action

As HIV advocates descend on Washington, D.C., for a major community meeting, Charles Sanchez provides a first-hand view of the events that are unfolding -- and some of the people at their center.