Follow Us
https://www.thebody.com/author/abdul-aliy-a-muhammad
Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

Abdul-Aliy is a Black Magical Queer, Non-Binary Philly Jawn who was made well/raised well in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They worked in prevention for six years and currently organizes with the Black and Brown Workers Collective and facilitates anti-oppression trainings with the BlaQollective. They've pushed through with HIV since being diagnosed in 2008.

Find them on Tumblr.

Photo credit: Clint Steib/clintsteib.com.

Latest by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

AIDS activism
Viewpoints

Our COVID-19 Response Is Living in the House HIV Activists Built

Let’s honor those whose labor built the pathways to address this global crisis, and in doing so, remember a valuable lesson: that plagues and epidemics impact the most vulnerable, disproportionately.

When I Refused My HIV Medication as Protest, Uncomfortable Truths Emerged Img
Viewpoints

When I Refused My HIV Medication as Protest, Uncomfortable Truths Emerged

"I learned that people felt they were entitled to my body and health status," writes Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad, after he refused taking HIV meds as a protest.

Missing My Mother, I Recall How Stigma Stopped Me From Telling Her My HIV Status: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img
Personal Stories

Missing My Mother, I Recall How Stigma Stopped Me From Telling Her My HIV Status: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"My mother worked at an ASO in the early '90s when people were on AZT and dying at alarming rates," recalls Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad. "I figured that I'd be crushing her now if I said anything about my status."

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil! A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img
Viewpoints

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil! A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"You're told you're at risk before you're told you matter; the HIV vulnerable are addressed as pathological beings instead of complete people," Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad writes.

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img
Viewpoints

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"Calling people out after death about how they may have died of HIV is troubling and perpetuates stigma," Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad writes. "Disclosure should always be driven by a decision of the person without someone trying to police, threaten, blackm...

Moralism, Plentiful in HIV Prevention, Is the Fuel of Stigma Img
Viewpoints

Moralism, Plentiful in HIV Prevention, Is the Fuel of Stigma

Moralism is bound to rear its ugly head on the battleground of HIV prevention, relying on the concept that those most vulnerable are not in a position to save themselves and do-good outsiders play the most important role in relieving them of oppressi...