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Laverne Cox Reveals Why Discussing Her HIV Status Is 'Weird' For Her (VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

Is Laverne Cox HIV positive or HIV negative? She tells us, and explains why disclosure is uncomfortable for her, reminding us that stigma around HIV/AIDS leads people to assume a transgender woman of color must be HIV positive.

Come Out Against Stigma, Live Out Proud

Paul Kawata | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Kawata

Come out against the stigma facing everyone who is LGBT and living with HIV.

Coming Out Against HIV Stigma

Alex Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

To come out about one's HIV status can be a risky prospect. We live in a world of stigma and intolerance, and all too often, coming out is met with anger, castigation and possibly even violence. But people still come out. That's what we do. We come out.

How Much Do We Value Black Gay Men?

Paul Kawata | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Kawata

The level of investment in HIV services targeting Black gay and bisexual men has never adequately reflected the burden of the epidemic borne by this community. America must do more to show that the lives of Black gay men matter.

Mass Incarceration, Homelessness and HIV Vulnerability

Paul Kawata | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Paul Kawata

Our nation must tackle the social inequities that persist in our culture if we are to truly realize a vision of an AIDs-free generation. Tackling the epidemics of homelessness and incarceration must be at the forefront of that effort.

The Legacy of Dr. King and Our Struggle to End AIDS

Paul Kawata | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Paul Kawata

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and the second inauguration of President Obama, NMAC stands ready to fight for the vision of equality and justice that both of these men embody.

25 Years Fighting HIV/AIDS In Minority Communities

Paul Kawata | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Paul Kawata

June marks an important milestone in the development of a minority-driven response to the AIDS epidemic, especially its toll on communities of color.

Supreme Court Justices Will Determine the Fate of AIDS in America

Paul Kawata | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Kawata

Providing access to health care for low-income Americans is absolutely essential if we are to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.