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Author Archives: Emily Newman

HIV testing fees and reaching the uninsured

HIV testing fees and reaching the uninsured

, by Emily Newman

The Mississippi State Department of Health will now charge $25 for HIV and STI testing. How will this affect people at risk for or living with HIV? Read More

What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it’s like to be free.

What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it’s like to be free.

, by Emily Newman

It took years for Esther Kim to come to terms with her HIV status. Now, she’s no longer letting fear dictate how she lives her life. Read More

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

, by Emily Newman

“When people get organ transplants, they’re happy to be alive. At the same time, we grieve the loss of life that allowed us to live longer,” said Michael Hampton, an organ donor recipient. Read More

Sexual assault resources & info for queer men

Sexual assault resources & info for queer men

, by Emily Newman

Queer men can be victims of sexual assault—but may be less likely to report it. If you’ve been victimized, know where and how to get help. Read More

Safer drug use spaces will benefit San Francisco, advocates say

Safer drug use spaces will benefit San Francisco, advocates say

, by Emily Newman

To improve the health and lives of people who use drugs, a task force in San Francisco will investigate the feasibility of establishing safer consumption sites. Read More