Kali Lindsey, diagnosed at 23, is one of the busiest and hardest working HIV advocates today. In addition to being co-chair of numerous committees, his work at the National Minority AIDS Council includes working with national and regional partners to influence health care reform that will provide better access to care for people, especially black MSM.
He is a strong voice for prevention efforts, and was recently an adviser to the Centers for Disease Control during development of "Testing Makes Us Stronger," a national campaign promoting HIV testing among black gay and bisexual men.
Housing is also a major issue that Kali wants to tackle: "We are not going to end the epidemic without addressing access to safe and affordable housing among the poor and people living with HIV or AIDS."
As for what's to come, he says, "My hopes for the future include unprecedented leadership and collaboration between the community, private industry and government to do whatever it takes to end the United States' struggle with this persistent epidemic. We are going to have to assess everything that we are doing and how we are doing it, and be bold."
Comment by: Reggie Dunbar II (DD)
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).
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 ".......as 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....."
Comment by: nelson
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.
Comment by: Theresa
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?
Comment by: TOM ONSONGO
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.
Comment by: Shanasha Whitson
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.
Comment by: Teresa Sullivan
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!
Comment by: Robin Brennan, DrPH
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.
Comment by: Gigi Green
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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