Opinion: A vaccine for my shame

The Covid-19 crisis has revealed all manner of injustices, from hazardous work to overcrowded nursing homes, domestic violence, and racial disparities in health. But as vaccines become increasingly available — at least in wealthy countries — the pandemic is revealing something else: the intimate details of our preexisting health conditions.

Last month, when I got vaccinated against Covid-19, it was due to a health condition I had kept hidden from many friends and colleagues: For the past 11 years, I have been living with HIV.

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Opinion: A vaccine for my shame

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