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Riveting portraits of ordinary lives of people living with HIV populate this issue.

February 05 2018 5:00 AM

Born with HIV, Ashley Rose Murphy has been an activist since she was in elementary school. She fought mild cerebral palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and a learning disability — as well as HIV stigma — to become a kickass 19-year-old activist, a long-term survivor, and a Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation ambassador. Meanwhile, Poz diplomat Michael Varga was given months to live (in the 1990s). Instead, the former State Department employee continues to thrive.  Plus: Experts offer 15 things you need to know about HIV & aging.

January 29 2018 2:19 PM

On the front cover, Transparent's breakout stars, actresses Alexandra Billings and Trace Lysette, talk about living with HIV onscreen (and, for Alexandra, offscreen) as well as sexual harassment in Hollywood and being a transgender woman in America. And on the bonus special back cover, Broadway and MTV star Todrick Hall talks to us about getting black gay and bi men (and the world at large) to confront the epidemic rates of HIV in their future if nothing changes. Plus: We kick off Plus magazine's 20th anniversary with the 20 Amazing HIV+ People for 2018.

December 06 2017 4:50 AM

Amazon’s hit series broke all of Hollywood’s rules. Now, two of its stars are changing America’s perspective on women living with HIV.  

November 29 2017 5:00 AM

Three major catastrophic hurricanes have impacted the areas with the highest HIV rates, here's how you can help.

October 13 2017 4:00 AM

Prince Charming star Eric Leonardos won our hearts as the winner of the gay dating reality show, but working behind the scenes is usually his gig. Now the HIV-positive hairstylist and beauty expert is giving women — often those living with HIV or otherwise marginalized by circumstance — the Cinderella treatment (and celebrating their inner beauty, too). Leonardos is America's gay boy-next-door, but he's not the only poz reality star burning up this issue. Activist and gender-bending performer Ongina graces our second cover and talks about love, marriage, and his new HIV campaign. Plus: Our World AIDS Day look at the decades-long search for the cure.

September 29 2017 1:27 PM

MTV's The Real World star Karamo Brown took a few years out of the limelight, but he's now back with three TV series, a movie, and a very important new mission. His new organization, 6in10, is meant to battle the stigma and miseducation around black gay and bi men and HIV transmission. Now that the stats are closer to one in two black gay or bi men will become HIV-positive in their lifetimes, Brown's mission is all the more urgent. Plus: Inside the life-saving new operations that are letting people with HIV get new kidneys after their own have failed. Also in this issue: Fighting drug resistance, a mumps outbreak in L.A., a new hep C cure, and Truvada goes generic.

July 18 2017 12:46 PM