AIDS

Dating

I Am HIV-Positive. This Is What It's Like to Date

When writer and activist Juno Roche was diagnosed with HIV in the early 1990s, it felt like being given a death sentence. She explains what it was like to date and find intimacy again while living with HIV.
Juno Roche
8.23.18
Health

The Myth That PrEP Is Just For Gay Men is Hurting Women

PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.
Jake Hall
8.22.18
Health

The Dictator Who Forced Me Into Bogus HIV Treatment—And Nearly Killed Me

In the 2000s, former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh believed that he had the power to heal HIV/AIDS. Fatou Jatta was one of the thousands of patients made to undergo his sham treatment.
Anna Pujol Mazzini
4.12.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

After Losing Her Family to AIDS, This Woman Built an App to Save Lives

When Ruth Nabembezi's sister and parents died in her teens, the 22-year-old Ugandan created Ask Without Shame, an online platform for young people to get the sexual health information they need.
Alice McCool
10.5.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

Sex Ed Is a Basic Human Right We Deny to Teens Every Day

"If the doctor knows you're sick, he's supposed to tell you. That's a fundamental principle of medical ethics, and countries and government programs also have obligations to provide correct and complete information."
Kimberly Lawson
8.25.17
world aids day

How One Young, Gay Man Was Wrongfully Blamed for Bringing AIDS to the US

Gaetan Dugas, widely known as AIDS' "Patient Zero" was trying to be helpful when he provided a list of his past sex partners to the CDC. Instead, he was incorrectly maligned as a sociopathic deviant who knowingly infected countless people with the...
Bethy Squires
12.1.16
Health

Alarming Numbers of Straight People Don’t Realize They Have HIV Until Too Late

Advocates warn heterosexual men and women are failing to realize they’re at risk—and aren’t being diagnosed until the virus has already caused real damage.
Sirin Kale
11.17.16
Health

Inside the Fight to Make a Revolutionary HIV Medication Widely Available

The controversial anti-HIV drug PrEP (or Truvada) is widely seen as a medicine for gay men. We speak to trans people, sex workers and black community leaders who believe that they need PrEP, too.
Chris Godfrey
9.21.16
Health

Gay and Bi Men Are Resorting to Desperate Measures to Get HIV Prevention Meds

New statistics show that more queer men are accessing emergency HIV medication. But campaigners and sexual health experts say that isn't the full story.
Sirin Kale
7.6.16
Health

Stigma Is Keeping Black Women from Accessing HIV Resources on Social Media

Researchers assumed that Twitter and Tumblr would be the most effective channels for HIV education, but their target demographic—college-aged black women, who are disproportionately affected by HIV—doesn't want to tweet about STDs.
Gabby Bess
4.26.16
LGBTQ

The Women Who Fought AIDS: 'It Was Never Not Our Battle'

AIDS is perceived as a "gay man's disease," but lesbians were deeply committed to fighting it as well.
Zaahira Wyne
8.28.15