Jessica Wapner

Jessica Wapner is a freelance science writer and the author of The Philadelphia Chromosome (2013). She lives in New York.

Written by Jessica Wapner

A medical worker holds an HIV test kit. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

Essay/
Illness and disease
Southern brew

A second hurricane is battering New Orleans, this time it is an HIV catastrophe whipped up by prejudice and poverty

Jessica Wapner

The band Hopewell performs at Keegan Ales, part of the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY. All photos by Alexandra Marvar

Essay/
Dance and theatre
For a song

At the O+ festival, musicians and artists barter their talents for medical care. A new social contract in action?

Jessica Wapner