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Long-term Survivors

Author and Activist Mark S. King Gets Real About Sex, Drugs, and HIV

In his fascinating new memoir, the award-winning blogger illustrates that those living with HIV can have just as crazy, beautiful, sexy, and fabulous lives as anyone else.

FDA Approves Vaccine for Common Respiratory Virus

It's a big win for the elderly population most susceptible to this specific virus.

Mental Resilience Against HIV Stigma is Key in Ending the Epidemic

New research highlights the unmet mental health needs of long-term survivors

'Elm Street' Star Mark Patton Hospitalized With HIV Complications, Seeks Help

A GoFundMe was set up to transfer the actor from his hospital in Mexico.

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. 

André De Shields Looks Back On His Quietly Historic Broadway Career

The acclaimed actor discusses his five decades on Broadway and being a long-term survivor of HIV.

Long-Term HIV Survivors Share Their Stories of Tragedy and Triumph

In honor of HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, June 5, these folks share some of their personal journeys of living with HIV for decades.

Dwayne Ratleff Transforms Tragedy into Triumph in New Book

Dancing to the Lyrics details the HIV advocate and author's hardscrabble life as a child in 1960s Baltimore.​

Our Stories: Surviving and Thriving with HIV for Decades

Artist and activist Steed Taylor's short film tells long-term survivors' stories in their own words.

GMHC Has Been Helping People Living with HIV for 40 Years

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis has survived since the first days of the HIV epidemic — and is still caring for those who have survived along with it.

Greg Louganis: Catching Up with the Long-Term HIV Survivor

"I didn't think I'd see 30, honestly," the four-time Olympic gold medal-winner says.

Plus 147 March-April Issue: Long-Term Survivors and SFAF's New CEO

In our latest issue read long-term survivors’ stories, in their own words, and about how a nonprofit leader is making history in San Francisco.

Similar Rates of Dying for HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative People

The death rate difference between those living with HIV and those not living with the disease dropped precipitously in recent years.

Listen to the Lessons of a Long-term Survivor of HIV

Phill Wilson on living through dual pandemics.

Longterm Black HIV Survivors Know How We'll Survive COVID

How we can defeat both anti-LGBTQ+ bias and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the ACA, I Had to Choose Between Taking My Meds and Eating

If the Supreme Court wipes out the Affordable Care Act, I will probably die.

'I Tested Positive:' A Horrible Flashback for HIV Survivors

An oft-repeated sentence is triggering infinite pain.

On ACA's 10th Anniversary, It's More Important Than Ever to Protect It

In the shadow of COVID-19, the significance of the Affordable Care Act has never been more prominent. 

Will A Service Dog Help Your PTSD?

Both sides of the political divide are urging Veterans Affairs to use service dogs to treat PTSD, so why aren’t they?