Latest by Jennifer Johnson Avril

Betty Price's HIV Quarantine Query Echoes White Supremacist Voices in the Trump Era

Not merely an anachronism from a time when HIV was far less understood and preventable, such views were also recently expressed on a white supremacist podcast, the new "test kitchens" of the alt-right.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Early Latinx AIDS Activism Holds Lessons for Today

At a recent New York event, ACT UP NY's founding Latino Caucus members recalled a time when community members took the epidemic into their own hands.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

PrEP Trials: The Benefits -- and Challenges -- of Seeking Community Input

Last fall, community activists voiced concerns over the roll out of studies on Descovy (TAF/FTC) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) without adequately involving community advisors.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists

A moving event in New York City honored journalists and other writers who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS but left behind powerful archives.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Speak Up, Tweet Back, Write AIDS: Communication Tips for HIV Activists in the Social Media Age

Much has changed since the early days of ACT UP taking the media by storm. But remember the golden rule, says Jennifer Johnson Avril: you're not talking to the media, you're talking through the media.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Late HIV Activist Spencer Cox Honored by Alma Mater

Bennington College will name a scholarship after the alum, who died in 2012 after two decades of fierce AIDS activism.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

HIV, Social Media and the Valley of the Trolls

The digital world can be a great place for folks with HIV to connect and learn from one another -- as long as we know how to handle the (occasional) haters.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

With Roots in HIV Activism, Rachel Maddow Has Wise Words for Today's Resistance Movements

Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and one of more effective television journalists investigating and commenting on the trials and tribulations of this era, also has strong roots in the HIV community.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

7 Ways to Correct the Top 'Alternative Facts' About HIV

TheBody.com spoke with HIV advocates and experts across the United States to learn more about commonly encountered misinformation and how to respond with knowledge and confidence.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Taking to Twitter to Discuss #ActivistBasics for HIV Justice Under Trump

Here's what happened when TheBody.com invited #ActivistBasics and dedicated activists to a Twitter chat on facing the political climate in the coming months.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril