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10 Black HIV/AIDS Advocates Who Are Making a Difference

April 2, 2012


Keith Green

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, 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.

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Comment by: Reggie Dunbar II (DD) (Atlanta GA) Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 9:57 pm UTC
The list is good but the hiv+ veterans were not included.
The VA has one of the largest communities of people living with hiv to include the veteran, their families and allies (partners).
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Comment by: Tom Rogers Muyunga-Mukasa (San Francisco, CA) Thu., Jan. 19, 2017 at 1:14 am UTC
Thank you for sharing: I enjoyed the intro " HIV/AIDS continues to affect black people more than any other ethnic group in the U.S. and around the world, we have seen some amazing advocates rise out of this troubling epidemic. To honor that work, we want to highlight some amazing leaders whose tireless work continues to inspire us all....."
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Comment by: ann (ct) Thu., Sep. 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm UTC
great work keep it up
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Comment by: nelson (south africa) Tue., May. 28, 2013 at 3:15 am UTC
thank u very much michelle after reading your profile i was uplifted im now sure about how we should handle life after one is diagnose with hiv thanks.
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Comment by: Same (Sutter Street) Mon., Aug. 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm UTC
i just find out that have HIV. i need someone to talk
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Comment by: Theresa (Cincinnati) Tue., Aug. 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm UTC
I have ask myself for 15 years now, where are all the white hiv/aids advocates, mother's daughter's and grandmother's just like me living with hiv. yet to meet or run into at one of many of my 15 years of dr visits a white women just like me?
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Comment by: TOM ONSONGO (NAIROBI KENYA) Wed., Jul. 4, 2012 at 3:01 am UTC
Am a man living with HIV for over 20 years that is when I knew my status. I suffered serious self stigma untill I went through treatment literacy. This changed my life for ever. Today I am a programme director of an NGO fighting HIV in kenya. Correct and accurate informatio on HIV/AIDS is key in fightin this disease.
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Comment by: Shanasha Whitson (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Wed., Apr. 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm UTC
There are 5, 344.861 people in MN, 5.2 % are black but we make up 33% of people infected in Minnesota. As a medical case manager at The Minneapolis Urban League I offer case management for people of color who are positive. We ofer an array of service that keep people in care and get people connected to services. We have got to take back our power and ensure our communities health and wellness.
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Comment by: Darriane Martin (Dallas, TX) Tue., Apr. 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm UTC
Michelle, I am so proud of you and happy that you are my colleague in this fight. Keep you the great work!!!
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Comment by: Teresa Sullivan (Philadelphia) Mon., Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:34 am UTC
Congrats Brook Kelly, you deserve to be honored and the PWN is grateful to have you as a ally for women living with HIV/AIDS. Your ROCK!

Thanks for making a different in my life.

Teresa Sullivan
PWN Steering Committee member
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Comment by: Waheedah Shabazz-El (Phila Pa) Fri., Apr. 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm UTC
Congratulations Brook,

You are a beacon of hope during a time when our own governments would turn this health crisis into a crime and the stricken individuals into criminals.
I wish great success and happiness.
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Comment by: Robin Brennan, DrPH (Philadelphia, Pa) Tue., Apr. 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm UTC
Michael Everett is an empowering leader and human rights advocate who is truly making a difference. His dedication and compassion are inspiring.
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Comment by: Gigi Green (Nemacolin PA) Tue., Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm UTC
Angela Green is my sister. She is a very special person who makes a difference in many lives. I am so glad that she is being recognized for the wonderful woman that she is.
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