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Hydeia Broadbent, HIV/AIDS activist, has died at age 39

Broadbent became the face of children living with HIV after appearing on Oprah in the '90s.

Watch Madonna honor two AIDS heroes at her NYC concert

The Queen of Pop saluted nurses Ellen Matzer and Valery Hughes, who were in the audience at Madison Square Garden.

The height of AIDS as viewed through a young person’s eyes

A recent exhibit brought to life the memories of a gay artist who grew up amid tragedy.

Rock Hudson: The Life of Hollywood's Closeted Gay Heartthrob

A look back on the life and career of the legendary star who we lost during the AIDS epidemic.

Rev. Steve Pieters is a Symbol of Hope for a New Generation

The famous activist reflects on the AIDS epidemic, the mpox outbreak, and his journey to faith. 

Longtime HIV Ally Carole Cook Dies at 98

The Broadway legend and Lucille Ball protégé also spent decades raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS causes. 

New Initiative Honors People of Color Lost to HIV

"Change the Pattern" is weaving the memory of Black and brown people into the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Sex Before AIDS: This Black Gay Author Takes Us Back to Another Era

Cary Alan Johnson's acclaimed new memoir, Desire Lines, recounts his sexual awakening in New York City — just before the dawn of AIDS.

Just Diagnosed: How to Take Charge of Your HIV Care

Watch Texas native Dustin Martinez discuss the steps he took to take charge of his HIV journey. 

Emmy Winner Sheryl Lee Ralph Has Always Been an HIV Ally

In honor of the legendary star's recent Emmy win, we're republishing this Plus interview in which she discusses her devotion to the fight against HIV.

Celebrating East L.A.'s Historic Monument on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Richard Zaldivar and The Wall: Las Memorias have been serving the Latinx community and people living with HIV for nearly 40 years. 

That One Time Freddie Mercury and Princess Di (in Drag) Went to a Gay Bar

25 years after we lost her, we fondly remember a funny and endearing story about the late princess and trailblazing HIV activist.

Beyoncé Dedicates New Album 'Renaissance' to Late Gay Uncle

The music icon once again pays homage to her beloved uncle Johnny, who passed of HIV-related complications.

HIV Hero: The AIDS/LifeCycler with Legs of Steel and a Heart of Gold

“I see this as a way to take care of my community — a community who, for a long time, have been either marginalized or forgotten.”

HIV Hero: One of South Africa's Leading HIV Activists

Dukashe knows the work to battle HIV ignorance is still ongoing in South Africa, but she’s committed to the fight.

HIV Hero: Dr. Phanuphak Diagnosed Thailand's First Cases of HIV

"Stigma has improved somewhat but there is still a lot [of it] in Thailand. For example, many people with HIV are denied employment".

HIV Heroes: New Series Recognizes HIV Advocates Across the Globe

Helping to eliminate stigma, modernize laws, and counter misinformation, especially during COVID-19.

Kristine Gebbie, the U.S.'s First AIDS Czar, Has Passed at 78

The former nurse served in numerous public roles before spearheading the nation’s response to the AIDS crisis.

Longtime HIV Advocate Rita Rockett on the Power of Smashing Stigma

In an exclusive clip, Rockett discusses how a simple hug could brighten the day of those living with HIV during the darkest days of the epidemic.

Jessica Chastain Brings Prominent HIV Activist to Oscars Luncheon

The actress, nominated for her lead role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, arrived with HIV activist Steve Pieters — who Tammy Faye Bakker famously interviewed in the ’80s.