Justin B. Terry-Smith
Justin's HIV Journal
Justin Runs the Rebel Race 2012 (Maryland/DC I)
July 19, 2012
There are a lot of things I hope to accomplish and being HIV positive not only pushes me harder but makes me open to new things and possibilities. I love a challenge and I almost thrive on them. In February some of my friends were talking about us doing the Rebel Race. I had no idea what it was so I googled it. I watched a video of people running up steep hills, doing low crawls through mud, jumping through hurdles, etc. There were all sorts of obstacle courses and so I e-mailed my close friends and we decided to run it.
International AIDS Conference 2012 and Capital Pride Hero 2012
July 6, 2012
Pride is a great event no matter where you are, how big your pride gets or how many organizations are a part of it. This was a particularly special Capital Pride for me. I was honored as one of five Capital Pride Heroes Award Recipients. I was so surprised and happy when I got that call.
Justin vs. Rosacea
June 24, 2012
I SO HATE ROSACEA SHE HAS GOTTEN ON MY LAST NERVE!!!! Okay One day I looked in the mirror and I started seeing redness on my nose. I didn't think too much of it because even since I was a teenager my face used to break out every time the seasons change. It didn't matter what season it was my face would look like a pizza for a week's time. So after a week went by I started to see the redness grow from my nose to my cheeks. I got a little worried because this had never happened to me before. The infection was really gross, it was red scaly and dry and in some cases there would be little pimples that would show up in the redness. SO I was really worried at this point.
Justin B. Terry-Smith Introduces His New Advice Column for A&U Magazine
April 12, 2012
Justin Gets His Degree and Is Accepted Into Graduate School
March 29, 2012
The one thing about having HIV/AIDS is that you really don't think about what you want to accomplish because some of us lose hope, but I'm here to say DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF YOUR DREAMS!!!! Just because you have HIV/AIDS doesn't mean you have to slow down. You should keep moving forward, keep living, keep loving and definitely keep laughing.
Dr. Philip B. Terry-Smith Supports Write a Letter ...
March 12, 2012
What can I say about my husband other than he is the most incredible man I've ever met. He is supporting me and my campaign and also I commend him. It took a lot for him to do this as it would anyone that would express their feelings in such a way. Baby I love you and thank you.
Dear HIV (My Letter to HIV)
March 6, 2012
HIV-Positive Zimbabwean Woman Laced Child's Porridge With Menstrual Blood
March 5, 2012
So this has got to be one of the most disgusting stories I've ever heard. HIV dies easily in the air so I don't know what this lady was thinking, maybe she didn't know; but I think this act is still nasty.
Gay Marriage Passes in Maryland
February 28, 2012
After a long battle it was signed by the House and the Senate, and now Governor Martin O'Malley will sign gay marriage into law. Since Attorney General Doug Gansler of Maryland stated in 2010 that same-sex marriage will be recognized in the state, the LGBT community from my home state traveled to other states such as Massachusetts, New York, Washington D.C., etc., to get married just so they can travel back to Maryland so their marriage will be recognized. SO the day has FINALLY COME to Maryland. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE is now law in my hometown state of Maryland.
HIV Criminalization Comes To MARYLAND! ... Wait, I'm HIV+ and I Live in Maryland ...
January 20, 2012
Maryland's oldest and longest serving Senator Norman Stone (Democrat from Baltimore County) proposed the bill (Senate Bill 60) to raise the transmission of HIV from a Misdemeanor to a Felony charge. The bill currently has no co-sponsor in the Senate.
Justin's HIV Journal
Justin B. Terry-Smith
Justin B. Terry-Smith, M.P.H., may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own website, and he's even on YouTube. He is a noted HIV and gay civil rights activist and the creator of "Justin's HIV Journal," a popular blog in which he shares his trials and tribulations of living with HIV. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Justin resides in Laurel, Maryland, with his husband, Dr. Philip Terry-Smith, and their son, Lundyn. Presently, Justin is working toward earning his doctorate in public health. He welcomes your questions.
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January 27, 2016 - Family Ties: We Adopt Our Second Son and Our Other Son Moves Out -- A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
December 23, 2015 - Oh the Places You'll Go: My DrPH Residency in Puerto Rico: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
December 22, 2015 - The FDA Kinda Sorta Lifts Its Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
November 17, 2015 - Charlie Sheen's Disclosure Confirms HIV Isn't Just a Black and Gay Issue: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
February 24, 2015 - Attacked on Grindr and Slut Shaming: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
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