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The pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician was 88.
A subject that didn’t even have a name this time last year came to dominate the top HIV news stories of 2020.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people face high HIV rates and record numbers of violent deaths.
She was also one of the first doctors in New York City to care for people who had AIDS.
Unafraid of controversy, she spoke publicly about HIV and safe sex. Here’s an excerpt from her 1997 POZ Q&A.
Brown, formerly known as “the Berlin Patient,” died at his home surrounded by his partner and friends.
Formerly a homeless person who used heroin, she advocated for New Yorkers affected by housing insecurity, drugs, HIV and hepatitis.
The Supreme Court justice died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Over two decades, he helped thousands of clients at Grady Health System’s Ponce de Leon Center.
Let us continue to fight for full equal rights—even if that fight includes #GoodTrouble.
The molecular biologist was the first to clone HIV, and she helped prove that the virus causes AIDS. She also researched cancer genetics.
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Relentless. Innovative. Effective. Passionate. Caring. Visionary. Focused.
A community leader and academic, Simmons also led the DC-based HIV nonprofit Us Helping Us. He died of prostate cancer.
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She moved to New York in 1987 to care for a dying son. Read a touching 2007 tribute by a former POZ staffer.
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