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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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.
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."
Justin B. Terry-Smith has eight oral health tips for people living with HIV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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 youâ€™ve never been."