For me, this year my moment came when I realized that HIV advocacy and coalition efforts didn't need to always be about HIV care and treatment for people living with HIV. For years, it has only been people with the virus that I focused on in my advocacy. I have come to the realization that working on prevention and vaccines are the best ways to help in the future of the epidemic.
This year I have been a part of the Colorado Mod Squad, helping to change sexually transmitted infection legislation in Colorado, along with working on a Colorado HIV and AIDS Prevention Grant Program (CHAPP) board.
I have attended AIDS Watch and HIV Is Not a Crime II; I would say it's been a productive year.
Credit: Janet Altmann (via Facebook).