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Not Suicide, Then Homicide. Not Homicide, Then Homeless. Not Homeless, Then HIV: On Being Black and LGBTQ

Not Suicide, Then Homicide. Not Homicide, Then Homeless. Not Homeless, Then HIV: On Being Black and LGBTQ

George M. Johnson takes us through the tragic journey of so many young black LGBTQ people whose lives were cut very, very short.

By: George M. Johnson

Not Suicide, Then Homicide. Not Homicide, Then Homeless. Not Homeless, Then HIV: On Being Black and LGBTQ

By: George M. Johnson
February 12th
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February 12th
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Not Suicide, Then Homicide. Not Homicide, Then Homeless. Not Homeless, Then HIV: On Being Black and LGBTQ

After Being Raped in 2007 and Assaulted in 2014, I Finally Put Down the Bottle

After Being Raped in 2007 and Assaulted in 2014, I Finally Put Down the Bottle

In rehab circles, “being a victim” usually refers to alcoholics and drug addicts who don’t take personal responsibility for their actions.

By: David Heitz

After Being Raped in 2007 and Assaulted in 2014, I Finally Put Down the Bottle

By: David Heitz
December 15th
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December 15th
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After Being Raped in 2007 and Assaulted in 2014, I Finally Put Down the Bottle

Congress Wakes Up, Moves to Lift Spending Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs

Congress Wakes Up, Moves to Lift Spending Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs

After years of political fear tactics and moral legislation, Congress is finally taking the steps to partially lift the ban on federal funding to support needle-exchange programs.  Despite the overwhelming evidence that needle-exchange programs work to prevent HIV, federal funding for these programs has been banned since 1998. The decision comes months after an HIV outbreak in rural Indiana where over 150 people tested positive for HIV during a public health investigation. Even though this decision represents a pivotal moment in federally funded HIV prevention, the funding would still come with one caveat.  The updated omnibus budget bill currently being reviewed in the House would give public health
By: Tyler Curry

Congress Wakes Up, Moves to Lift Spending Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs

By: Tyler Curry
December 10th
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December 10th
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Congress Wakes Up, Moves to Lift Spending Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs

Unzipped In Depth: Who Is Tyler Helms?

Unzipped In Depth: Who Is Tyler Helms?

HIV Equal gets personal with Tyler Helms, the New York-Based HIV-positive writer and activist.

By: Tyler Curry

Unzipped In Depth: Who Is Tyler Helms?

By: Tyler Curry
September 27th
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September 27th
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Unzipped In Depth: Who Is Tyler Helms?

Diary of a Drug Addict Vol. III: My Name is Frank

Diary of a Drug Addict Vol. III: My Name is Frank

The third installment of a series intended to address the struggles of overcoming drug addiction.

By: HIV Equal

Diary of a Drug Addict Vol. III: My Name is Frank

By: HIV Equal
October 15th
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October 15th
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Diary of a Drug Addict Vol. III: My Name is Frank