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.
"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.
Justin B. Terry-Smith recounts his experience as a panelist discussing HIV and the media at a Philadelphia FIGHT HIV prevention and outreach summit.
"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.
Philadelphia FIGHT has asked Justin B. Terry-Smith to join a panel on HIV in the media for Philadelphia's AIDS Education Month Summit.
"Being HIV positive doesn't mean you have to stay at home but it might mean you need to get out of bed and enjoy life," Justin B. Terry-Smith writes.
"With HIV I've learned that I will always aim high and always try to fly over adversity," Justin B. Terry-Smith writes.
Justin B. Terry-Smith is proud to announce his video blog, "Justin's HIV Journal," will be a part of the upcoming "Compulsive Practice" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.