Justin B. Terry-Smith
Justin's HIV Journal
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.
National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Keynote Speaker Justin B. Terry-Smith
January 18, 2012
On December 5th, 2011, I was given the honor of being the Keynote Speaker for the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. Before I was going to speak I was so nervous that they wouldn't like me or I would do really bad, but all in all I think I did OK. Keep in mind there were about 200 students and they are handpicked scholars from around the country. Some of the students were all the way from Hawaii and Puerto Rico. These young and impressionable men and women are the leaders that go to school and decide to earn a degree and practice in the medical profession. They were so receptive and amazing.
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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June 30, 2017 - Panel Discussion on HIV in the News and Meeting Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White's Mother): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
June 5, 2017 - 12 Years Infected With HIV; HIV Medications Complera vs. Odefsey: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
June 1, 2017 - Justin at the END AIDS: The HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit in Philadelphia -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
May 30, 2017 - Justin Goes Zip Lining, Parasailing, Encounters Dolphins and Snubaing in Labadee Haiti, Cozumel and Costa Maya Mexico: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
January 5, 2017 - Justin Does iFLY (Indoor Skydiving): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
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