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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.

When a Group of Silver Screen Vixens Dared to Stand Up to HIV Stigma

How Vivian Blaine, Mamie Van Doren, and a handful of other aging "B-movie" actresses kickstarted HIV fundraising efforts in Hollywood.

Ruggable Launches Keith Haring Collection of Rugs & Doormats

The new line of home decor allows you to enjoy the legendary HIV activist's iconic artwork everyday.

Video: Pedro Zamora’s Real World Castmates Discuss His Enduring Legacy

In this exclusive clip, some former Real World: San Francisco castmembers remember their late friend and his lasting impact.