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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
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Here’s How a Leading HIV Advocate Responds to COVID-19 Vaccine Mistrust

In the health care field, we are finally beginning to turn the mirror around and ask, “What are we doing wrong if our BIPOC patients state the same concerns time and time again?”

By Ace Robinson
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4 Things We Must Do to Fight Medical Mistrust After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends

It’s long been time to put Black experts at the center of public health, make public health visible and relatable to people, and truly understand and address medical mistrust.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Black Trans Lives Matter: How the Ballroom Community Is Creating Opportunities To Save Itself

Instead of only mourning the tragic murders, we need more programs to support the lives of Black and Brown transgender and gender nonconforming people.

By Martez Smith
White Silence = Violence

White People, It’s Time to Resign. I did.

Diversity and inclusion trainings haven’t worked.

By Jaime M. Grant
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HIV Organizations Putting out Statements Supporting #BLM: Show Me the Receipts

Your former and current Black employees often swap battle stories in private.

By Ace Robinson
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Want Young People With HIV to Maintain Viral Suppression? Here’s How

A new JAIDS study shows linking to care quickly after diagnosis matters. But there’s more to it.

By Roman Blck
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Dr. King’s Fear of the White Moderate Still Applies to HIV and LGBTQ Organizations

Advocate D. Rashaan Gilmore explains how white-led HIV organizations in the U.S. engage in movement capture—e.g., the co-opting of Black racial justice efforts—under the guise of ending the HIV epidemic.

By D. Rashaan Gilmore
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How to Help Black Transgender Women With HIV Achieve Viral Suppression

One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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We Must End HIV-Based Family Separation at the Border

In this op-ed, a group of family physicians and HIV specialists revisit the cruel reality happening at the U.S. border for people living with HIV.

By Monica Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., Yuyang Mei, M.D., Caitlin Felder-Heim, M.D., Eva Raphael, M.D. and Danielle Baurer, M.D., M.A.