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The Trans Woman Who Became a Dragon

I spent a day with Eva Tiamat Medusa, a trans woman who modified her body to become a dragon.
Diana Tourjée
a day ago
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

The Role-Playing Video Game Where Teens Navigate Sex

“If a school or youth program has a good curriculum—great, this can augment it. If it doesn’t, this can go in and be easily accessible, as that really is the goal.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.27.17
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
Health

Don't Try This at Home: Why Self-Screening for STIs Could Do More Harm than Good

A Broadly investigation has discovered at least two websites are exploiting a legal loophole to import questionable HIV and STI tests.
Michelle Duff
2.24.17
Health

We Can't End the HIV Crisis Unless We Get Serious About Sexual Health in Prisons

If the US wants to take the crisis of HIV in African American communities seriously, researchers and HIV advocates say they must treat prisoners with the same time-tested health practices that are used on the outside, which includes making condoms and...
Peter Moskowitz
12.31.16
world aids day

'You Can't Stand by and Watch People Die': The Woman Developing an HIV Vaccine

Since witnessing the beginnings of the HIV/AIDS crisis as a doctor in South Africa in the 1990s, Dr. Glenda Gray has dedicated her life to finding a way to stop it.
Gabby Bess
12.1.16
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

The Porn Star Urging Sex Workers to Take a Life-Saving HIV Drug

When Brett Rossi found out her boyfriend Charlie Sheen had HIV, she decided to take PReP (a.k.a. Truvada), a drug that reduces chance of HIV infection by over 90 percent. Now she's fighting to get porn stars and sex workers on the life-saving drug.
Mitchell Sunderland
11.27.16