PrEP has revolutionized the war on HIV — but barriers to access remain
[This story, which we feature today on World AIDS Day, is part of ongoing work on LGBTQ+ healthcare in North Carolina, written by Joe Killian. It was conceived and written through a partnership between NC Newsline and Qnotes Carolinas.] As a 40-year-old gay man, Trevor Hoppe still remembers a time when sex was inextricably linked […]
Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300k in grants for HIV prevention, support
“In 2022 HIV disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx QTBIPOC communities," one advocate said, thanking the group for its largess.
Addressing healthcare racism against Black women is key to ending U.S. HIV epidemic | Opinion
Although Black women represent only 13% of the female population, they accounted for over half of HIV diagnoses among all females in the U.S. in 2018.
The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion
Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.
‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus
'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said
Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV
'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure
In Philly, HIV cases remain high among queer and trans people of color | Analysis
For many LGBTQ+ people of color, HIV infections are rapidly spiking, according to José de Marco, an organizer for the AIDS activism group ACT UP.
Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation
The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities.
Unlike rest of Pa., Philly residents with HIV/AIDS aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
In Pennsylvania, people living with HIV are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is not the case in Philadelphia, which has separate vaccine guidelines from the rest of the state.
Harrisburg AIDS health services center set to mark its 35th anniversary
Alder Health will celebrate its 35th anniversary this September with an event at The Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg.
Philly nonprofits to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The focus on testing comes as youth aged 13 to 24 made up 21 percent (8,164) of the 38,739 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas in 2017, according to the CDC.
‘We’re making progress’ but work remains to educate Black Pa. residents about HIV/AIDS, lawmakers say
Black people make up 13 percent of Pennsylvania's population of about 12.8 million people. But they accounted for 42 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2018 -- and to Rep. Brian Sims that's "racist as hell."