HIV Survival

by Sergey Grankin This blog entry was a result of a community collaboration with Spokane AIDS Network. Contracting HIV will change your life. Initially the shock, stigma and fear play a huge role, but the reality is quite different. For Lelani, a drag performer in...

End AIDS Washington at Spokane Pride

The End AIDS message was out in force at Spokane Pride. From the parade to the crowds it was impossible to miss the orange and blue declaring the time has come for us to focus our attention on bringing the AIDS epidemic toward its end.     The Spokane AIDS...

Historical Injustices Leave Lasting Impact

By Lector Morales, Community Mobilization Coordinator at Gay City There are a lot of people who have their concerns about taking a preventative medication like PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV. Part of those misgivings may center around a slew of historical...

Overcoming Barriers for Trans People Getting HIV Testing

Let’s face it. Getting tested for HIV can be anxiety provoking enough by itself. Add in fears of being misgendered, having to explain basic things about your body to confused staff, or other potential mistreatment trans people commonly face in health settings,...

Washington Gets Serious about Ending AIDS

Saoirse Cavanaugh is blunt with her story. “I had a condom mishap.” It’s an experience that many people may have dealt with. And in that moment, it might be time to stop and realize the potential of immediate health issue exists that needs to be...