Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz describes Alaska’s pending fiscal situation as “an act of budgetary terrorism.”
The state’s main syringe exchange can’t keep up with demand for clean needles among injection drug users. The Alaska AIDS Assistance Association, or Four A’s, collects used syringes in its Anchorage office and gives out new supplies, primarily to people using heroin and other opioids.
The “Christian Dior Of Cuba” looks back on bittersweet memories from his time living in a housing facility for people with HIV.
Doctors say organ transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients will save lives and shorten wait times for everyone. NPR spoke with one doctor who helped end the 25-year ban.
For three decades, men who have sex with men were barred from ever donating blood. A new policy will allow gay and bisexual men to donate, but only if they’ve been celibate for at least a year.
Alaska’s fight for gay rights didn’t start with in 1998, when marriage was defined as only between a man and a woman. It began over half a lifetime ago.
Three decades after it emerged, people with the virus are able to live long, fulfilling lives. Still, some say those who are diagnosed now suffer more public shame than that first generation ever did.
It’s an opportunity for people to honor those who’ve died to the AIDS epidemic since it began in the early 1980s.
Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR’s airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City.
The annual observance started in 1988 to increase awareness and prevention of the disease.