Felipe Hernandez, HIV Advocate, Tucson, Ariz.
In the state of Arizona, we've been attacked with immigration laws and also how sex education is approached. I believe that's taking two steps back, 20 years back in history. All the advances we've done on the global level, now in Arizona, it's been taken back. That's the biggest disappointment I have. This is probably going to sound political, but I believe we need to be more liberal if we want to be better. That's just my personal opinion. I think the conservative movement is taking us back.
As for 2012? No new HIV infections, period. My prerogative is to fight back until there is a cure. I want to keep the hope of a cure alive. OK, we have treatment; we have really good things right now. As President Obama said, we know what we have to do, now are we going to do it? So I want to see all those good things we have being put to practice.