Trainer, Cicatelli Associates, Inc.; New York City
HIV activism has changed dramatically. We have become compliance with our voice and our power as a community. As a former member of ACT UP, I miss the days of old when as a community we raised our voices and took a stance for what was right. With changing times and ARVs the fight is not the same. As a woman living with AIDS, I spend more time educating folks about where we come from -- and reminding folks that we are still dying in spite of the progress with medication, housing and other benefits. HIV is not just a chronic illness; it is still an epidemic as long as the numbers continue to increase in my community. It's not just about taking some pills; it is about saving lives. So let's STAND UP and ACT UP!!!