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Friendship, Interrupted

Disconnection in the Era of COVID-19

Earlier in the day, he had invited me and my husband over for dinner at their apartment. In the spirit of social distancing, I responded by suggesting maybe we do something outdoors — perhaps a picnic or a walk in the park?

In Memoriam: Part 2

COVID-19 Community Losses Continue

Philanthropist and LGBTQ advocate Robby Browne died on April 11 at his home in New York. He was 72 years old.

HIV meds tested against COVID-19

PrEP Clinical Trials in Progress

With more than hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases, the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) continues spreading across the globe at an alarming rate. In an effort to find a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are considering a number of existing medications in pursuit in finding both an effective treatment, as well as a prevention protocol.

Zuni Johnson’s plasma could help COVID-19 victims…

But He Can’t Donate It — Yet

Melvin “Zuni” Johnson spent 48 hours in a Charlotte hospital battling pneumonia related to COVID-19 last month. His husband Jason McCraw had a milder case that only sidelined him for a few days. Both have valuable antibodies in their plasma, but the couple cannot donate because of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules on blood and plasma collection.

Actor Mark Patton: Living with HIV Is About ‘More Than Taking Medication’

‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2’ Star Mark Patton Opens Up About Surviving The Real-Life Horrors That Inspired His New Documentary ‘Scream, Queen,’ How Sharing Stories Can Help Us Heal, And Why We Need To Rethink Our Approach To HIV Care.

Mark Patton may be best known for his role as Jesse Walsh in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” but to many fans he’s much more than the face of a character who once fought Freddy Krueger on the big screen. He’s also a hero who’s faced down horrors of a different kind in the real world.

LGBTQ Southerner’s documented in new research

Carolinas News Notes

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) released “The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey,” which provided a groundbreaking look at the health and healthcare experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the southern U.S.