LGBTQ

NYC Jail Deprived Trans Women of MAT for Years

Between 2015 and 2018, transgender women incarcerated in New York City’s first-of-its-kind Transgender Housing Unit (THU) were deprived of access…

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Why Is Harm Reduction for Queer Meth Users So Understudied?

It's no secret that the US harm reduction movement prioritizes opioids and the people who use them in its research…

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Sinister Motives, Moral Panic Behind Florida’s Persecution of Sex Workers

Bruce Colton, the chief elected prosecutor of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties in Florida, is anything but…

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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…

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Florida Approves Database to Publish Details of People Who Pay for Sex

The Florida legislature passed legislation within the past week, Senate Bill 540 and House Bill 851, to establish a public…

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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…

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New Evidence of Smoking Disparities Underlines That Tobacco Harm Reduction Is Social Justice

Americans experiencing compounded social marginalization are at greater risk of initiating use of—and not cutting use of—tobacco products, according to…

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“Hotbed of Corruption”—NY Lawmakers Condemn Sex-Work Policing Amid Calls to Defund Vice Squad

New York state assembly members and senators, as well as a NYC councilmember, are calling on the  NYPD's inspector general…

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Hep C Treatment Is Scarce Behind Bars—And Jeopardized Upon Release

In April 2010, Sean tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Aged 37, he…

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The Justice Gap: Trump Budget Attack on Legal Aid Orgs Targets Drug Users, HIV-Positive People

Many of the policies peddled by the Trump administration sound like a broken record. A case in point is its…

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