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Hope Rings Out Through Community Resolutions

Thoughts on 2021 and Going Forward

If the new year is anything to us all, it’s the opportunity for a reset from the year prior and to allow us to see how we would like to see our lives going forward. … Amidst all of this, community leaders and members across the Carolinas have begun to chart a new course for 2021. Here are some of those voices who have shared their resolutions for a brighter, better year ahead.

RAIN Founder Announces Retirement

Carolinas News Notes

RAIN has announced that its CEO and president, Debbie Warren, will be retiring in January 2021 from the HIV service organization she founded 28 years ago.

Where Did All the Red Ribbons Go?

Op-Ed

It has been over four decades since the first case of HIV/AIDS was recorded and detected in North America. Since then, over 36 million people worldwide have died from the virus. The AIDS crisis in the U.S. started in the 1980s when doctors discovered clusters of and in gay men in,  and in 1981.

Rosedale Health and Wellness Launches COVID-19 Trial

The novel coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. As of Sept. 23, there were over 31 million global cases and nearly 7 million in the United States. During the week of Sept. 20, we also saw the number of deaths in the United States surpass the grim benchmark of 200,000.

Sex During COVID

Tips for Gay and Bisexual Men

Sex can be affirming, pleasurable and positive for a range of health-related reasons including stress reduction. It is also an opportunity to (re)discover our bodies. Like many gay and bisexual men, you might be wondering about sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19’s Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic

Op-Ed

We cannot overlook COVID-19’s negative impacts. Disparities in access to medical care are more visible now, and the need for policies to ensure equitable access to healthcare and treatment are required. Compensation of essential workers, especially in healthcare, is inadequate and must be addressed.

We Need Medicaid Expansion

Expanding Medicaid has been on the HIV advocacy agenda for several years. Now that North Carolinians are living with the impact of a global pandemic, the need for action on access to care is critical.