Justin B. Terry-Smith
Justin's HIV Journal
12 Years Infected With HIV; HIV Medications Complera vs. Odefsey
June 5, 2017
We are now empty nesters. Good luck to both of my sons Lundyn and Tavis. They are in separate cities adulting. They are both good boys and now I can say, young men. A part of becoming a parent is learning how to let go. I've had to learn that, even though it was a hard thing to do, I had to. Being a Dad means everything in the world to me not only because I've helped raise two awesome individuals but because I'm letting them go out into the world to be awesome individuals. After they moved out my hubby and I moved into a bigger house.
Justin at the END AIDS: The HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit in Philadelphia
June 1, 2017
June is AIDS Education Month and I have some great news. Philadelphia FIGHT, an AIDS service organization, has asked me to join a panel for Philadelphia's AIDS Education Month Summit on Jun. 7 in the morning at the PA Convention Center. The panel discussion will be around the subject matter of HIV in the media/news. Right now, this is a hot topic and I will explain using parts of the email that was sent to me by Philadelphia FIGHT.
Justin Goes Zip Lining, Parasailing, Encounters Dolphins and Snubaing in Labadee Haiti, Cozumel and Costa Maya Mexico
May 30, 2017
Sometimes it is just good to let your hair down. Being HIV positive doesn't mean you have to stay at home but it might mean you need to get out of bed and enjoy life. There were many times, I felt depressed when I was first diagnosed. Life is a celebration and I say live it to its fullest.
Justin Does iFLY (Indoor Skydiving)
January 5, 2017
For my birthday, my hubby took me to iFLY. It was awesome!!! I did two sessions it was the best ever. I've been skydiving before, this was amazing. The hubby decided once a month we will go for some couple time. 2016 was a crazy year for us. Let us hope 2017 is better. With iFLY and 2017 I plan on soaring to new heights in 2017. Let us be proactive and not reactive. Special thank you to the hubby. Love you and to the staff at iFLY. With HIV I've learned that I will always aim high and always try to fly over adversity.
Justin's HIV Journal Videos Showcased at the Brooklyn Museum Exhibit
November 29, 2016
GREAT NEWS: Some of the videos from Justin's HIV Journal will be SHOWCASED in the Brooklyn Museum with other HIV activists, including Mark S. King, Carol Leigh, Juanita Mohammed, Luna Luis Ortiz Photography, Southern AIDS Living Quilt, James Wentzy and the late Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989) and Ray Navarro (1964-1990). The exhibit will officially open Dec. 1 (World AIDS Day) but there will be a free showing Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in which I will attend and be a part of a discussion panel at the end. Wow I'm going to be showcased in the Brooklyn Museum!! WOW I did it!! NY here I come Dec. 3 see you there!!
Justin's 10-Year Anniversary of Living With HIV (Video)
June 21, 2016
Get Smart: Social Media Campaign Seeks to Change How We Look at HIV
February 29, 2016
Man on PrEP Is Infected With HIV
February 26, 2016
Family Ties: We Adopt Our Second Son and Our Other Son Moves Out
January 27, 2016
Being HIV positive, I never would have thought I would have any children at all.
Oh the Places You'll Go: My DrPH Residency in Puerto Rico
December 23, 2015
My husband and I took this opportunity to leave the kids at home and have some much needed vacation time. Honestly when I was diagnosed with HIV I didn't expect to live this long or be in school for a doctoral degree and I have one more year left. My husband has really been my rock and inspiration.
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 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
November 29, 2016 - Justin's HIV Journal Videos Showcased at the Brooklyn Museum Exhibit: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith
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