Keith Green, Director of Federal Affairs, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago, Diagnosed in 1994
Keith Green, diagnosed at age 17, is an established spoken word artist, community journalist, educator, activist and advocate, among many other things. A frequent contributor to TheBody.com, Keith currently leads advocacy efforts at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, monitoring and making sure the government implements the National HIV/AIDS Strategy promptly and effectively.Show More
Keith also teaches social welfare policy and research courses at Northeastern Illinois University, and is a founding member and current co-chair of the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, an organization dedicated to preventing new HIV infections by mobilizing and empowering black men who have sex with men. He is also the project director for two prevention studies conducted by Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.
Prior to joining AIDS Foundation Chicago, Keith was the associate editor for Test Positive Aware Network's publication Positively Aware, and has been doing HIV outreach for about 10 years. He is a constant voice leading the efforts against HIV and shows no sign of stopping: "It's imperative that black gay men be present and active in this fight."