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Justin B. Terry-Smith

Justin B. Terry-Smith, M.P.H., may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own website, and he's even on YouTube. He is a noted HIV and gay civil rights activist and the creator of "Justin's HIV Journal," a popular blog in which he shares his trials and tribulations of living with HIV. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Justin resides in Laurel, Maryland, with his husband, Dr. Philip Terry-Smith, and their son, Lundyn. Presently, Justin is working toward earning his doctorate in public health. He welcomes your questions.
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What Is an HIV Long-Term Survivor? Five People With HIV Grapple With the Question

Justin B. Terry-Smith talks with five people who have been HIV positive between 10 and 30-plus years to better understand what being a long-term survivor means and to learn about some of the challenges they face.

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Making Private Testimony Public and the Impact on Social Media With HIV Activism: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"Sometimes, I wonder, will the generation after me understand what we've done to help in the fight against HIV?" Justin B. Terry-Smith asks. "I know that the generation before me probably thought the same thing."

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Staying on Top of Your Oral Health: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Justin B. Terry-Smith has eight oral health tips for people living with HIV.

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Rosacea: My Story -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

After dealing with the physical and emotional consequences of suffering from the skin condition for five years, Justin B. Terry-Smith thinks he might have finally found a solution.

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Panel Discussion on HIV in the News and Meeting Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White's Mother): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Justin B. Terry-Smith recounts his experience as a panelist discussing HIV and the media at a Philadelphia FIGHT HIV prevention and outreach summit.

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12 Years Infected With HIV; HIV Medications Complera vs. Odefsey: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"I'm not too worried about switching to a new medication again because it seems as if science and medicine are always coming up with new ways to make HIV medication a little less harsh on the body," Justin B. Terry-Smith writes.

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Justin at the END AIDS: The HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit in Philadelphia -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Philadelphia FIGHT has asked Justin B. Terry-Smith to join a panel on HIV in the media for Philadelphia's AIDS Education Month Summit.

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Get Smart: Social Media Campaign Seeks to Change How We Look at HIV -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"Social media has become a huge part of HIV campaigns," writes Terry-Smith. But the HIV Smart campaign is a one of kind, he says, shattering stereotypes and stigma by urging people to get smart about HIV.

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Man on PrEP Is Infected With HIV: A Video Blog by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"Four years of no HIV infections for those who are compliant with PrEP is a huge step for public health," says Terry-Smith. "It's very sad to see someone has been infected, but let's keep things in perspective here."

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Oh the Places You'll Go: My DrPH Residency in Puerto Rico: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

After a weeklong residency in Puerto Rico, Justin realized, "HIV should not dictate where you can go but you can let it take you to places you’ve never been."