HIV

Syringe Service Programs Are Spreading in Kentucky

A new report indicates that syringe service programs (SSP) are spreading in Kentucky, and far more peolpe are using them.…

April 30, 2024

Activists Pushing for Pennsylvania to Finally Authorize Syringe Programs

Pennsylvania harm reduction activists will rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on April 8, demanding that state lawmakers protect…

April 4, 2024

HIV Rights Advance for Cops, Ahead of the Sex Workers They Criminalize

On March 23, the city of Nashville settled a federal discrimination lawsuit over barring people living with HIV from serving…

March 29, 2024

Watch: Mandela Asked This Harm Reductionist, “How Can I Be Helpful?”

Dr. Kgosi Letlape has been a passionate and relentless activist on the side of “the underdog,” as he puts it,…

January 31, 2024

Nebraska, a State With No Syringe Programs, Looks Set to Allow Them

Nebraska is a state so big that it takes at least six hours to drive across it from east to…

January 30, 2024

Tennessee’s HIV Sex Offender Law Discourages Testing, Not Transmission

In the mid-'90s at Washington State Penitentiary, a corrections officer (CO) and I had been yelling at each other for…

November 2, 2023

Selling Meth Sent Him to Prison. It Also Saved His Life.

Louis Bell was a type of person we typically didn’t encounter in our Tennessee prison. A middle-aged white man with…

October 18, 2023

Republicans Threaten Global HIV Program That Saves Millions of Lives

House Republicans are threatening a federal program that provides HIV treatment and prevention services to millions of people worldwide. Lawmakers…

August 1, 2023

Sharing Needles as Street Kids in LA, During the Rise of the HIV Epidemic

In 1988 Los Angeles, the kids who did sex work had communal syringes stashed in hiding places around the city.…

July 10, 2023

Harm Reduction Overlooks Hep A and B. They Matter Here in Prison.

On May 7, UNAIDS called for prisoner access to harm reduction—medication for opioid use disorder, sterile syringes and condoms—to reduce…

May 10, 2023