HIV

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

In 1989 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

The Lonely Work of HIV Harm Reduction in Prison

Many people living with HIV who pass through Washington Corrections Center (WCC) tell me their status, because I'm known as…

April 4, 2023

Amid Rising Crisis, Georgia Denies Medicaid Expansion to HIV Patients

A Georgia bill to expand Medicaid coverage to people living with HIV did not pass out of the House, another…

March 8, 2023

Landmark HIV Trial Breaks Treatment Access Barrier With Long-Acting Meds

For the first time, clinical researchers have provided long-acting HIV treatment to people who had not previously completed a higher-barrier…

March 1, 2023

Recollections of Solitary Confinement During the HIV Epidemic

I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992, just after I’d turned 18. I’d been having unprotected sex, and sharing needles…

January 9, 2023

Rebranded AIDS United Fund Looks to Harm Reduction’s Future

Syringe service programs (SSP) in the United States began as acts of civil disobedience by drug users in the early…

April 22, 2022

“A Recipe for an Epidemic”: How a New HIV Cluster Emerged In Tijuana

In 2019, the Mexican government cut all funding for civil society organizations, including those funded via the National Center for…

April 11, 2022

FDA Approves First Long-Lasting HIV PrEP Medication—But There’s a Catch

The FDA has approved the first injectable medication to protect against HIV transmission. Apretude is injected every other month, setting…

December 23, 2021

What’s Holding Back New York’s Efforts to End AIDS?

On December 1, World AIDS Day, a coalition of HIV/AIDS advocates is rallying in downtown New York City, calling for…

December 1, 2021