HIV/AIDS

The Quest to Pass Medical Cannabis in “Prohibition Island” Idaho

"Idaho is what we call a prohibition island,” said Russ Belville. The state borders three others⁠—Oregon, Washington and Nevada—where cannabis…

August 28, 2019

PrEP Education Campaigns Leave People Who Inject Drugs Behind

On July 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that found an "encouraging" increase in recent…

July 18, 2019

A Conversation with Michael Johnson, Criminalized by Missouri’s HIV Law

Last week, Michael Johnson, a young black gay man, was released earlier than expected from Boonville Correctional Center in Missouri.…

July 16, 2019

After Michael Johnson’s Release, What Next for Missouri HIV Criminalization?

On July 9, Michael Johnson, a Black gay man from Missouri, made headlines when he was released early after entering…

July 11, 2019

What Happens When a Syringe Exchange Is Shut Down

HIV infections are surging in Cabell County, West Virginia. On April 4, 2019, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health…

May 22, 2019

Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive patent on Truvada for HIV pre-exposure…

May 8, 2019

New Study: Syringe Service Providers Could Have Prevented the Scott County HIV Outbreak

In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana 4 years…

May 1, 2019

Sharing “Cookers” Heightens HIV Transmission Risk—But There’s An Easy Way To Fix That

Sharing injection drug preparation equipment, like "cookers," increases people's risks of transmitting HIV, according to a study released online in…

April 30, 2019

Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

April 29, 2019

Huge Harm Reduction Gathering Allows Portugal to Teach the World

To walk down the hill to the Douro River in Porto on a sunny day is to navigate a delightful…

April 29, 2019