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Malcolm Reid and Erik Paulk

Activists in Georgia Are Working to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws

Laws that criminalize not disclosing one’s HIV status increase stigma and discrimination—and ignore scientific evidence.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Sexual Health Literacy for Providers Is Crucial to Ending the HIV Epidemic

New York physicians, physician assistants, and nurses may soon be required to talk about sex, gender identity, STIs, and HIV.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Black man mental health

The Unequal Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies: Researchers Call for ‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Black Men

New research finds state-level inequities are associated with worse health outcomes for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Venita Ray Headshot

Rethinking Power—and Who Holds It—in HIV Organizations

Venita Ray's ascendancy to the co-directorship of Positive Women’s Network-USA is part of a broader effort within community-based organizations to thoughtfully center the voices of Black and Brown people.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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“This Information Will Be Useful in the Future”: How a Tuberculosis Toolkit Became a COVID-19 Timeline

A newly launched chronology traces the unfolding pandemic and the consequences of economic and political decisions around the world.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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“This Is About Access”: COIN Is an Affirming, Holistic Pop-Up Clinic for Sex Workers in New York City

Transgender activists Cecilia Gentili and Zil Goldstein discuss the mission behind Callen-Lorde’s free health care program.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Sundararajan Team and TBA

Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Clinical Trial Data Needs to Reflect the Demographics of HIV, Say Activists

A recent analysis conducted by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition revealed that, among HIV drug trial participants, data specific to race and sex were dramatically underreported.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Hepatitis D Infection Poses Greater Risks to People Living With HIV, Study Finds

New research suggests a high prevalence of hepatitis D, the most severe form of viral hepatitis, in PLWH in regions of Europe, and a particularly high risk for people who inject drugs.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., and Raniyah Copeland

“It’s About Our Community”: Newly Formed Science Initiative Aims to Center the Black Experience in HIV and COVID Care

Raniyah Copeland and Stephaun Wallace explain the mission and context for the Black AIDS Institute’s new Scientific Advisory Committee.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.