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Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Terri L. Wilder, M.S.W., has been part of the HIV community since 1989, and has been a reporter and writer for TheBody/TheBodyPro since 2007. She served on the New York Governor's Task Force to End AIDS, was recognized by POZ magazine for her work in HIV, and is highlighted in the book Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe. She loves this community and will keep fighting until the epidemic is over.

Latest by Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Rachel Levine, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health
Interviews

“I Understand How Important This Is”: Rachel Levine, M.D., on the Early Days of HIV and Being an Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

The U.S.'s new Assistant Secretary for Health reflects on 40 (official) years of AIDS and the long legacy of HIV and LGBTQ advocacy.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Kit and Aren Aizura
Interviews

The Joys and Challenges of Transgender Parenting: An Interview With Aren Aizura

For many trans people, navigating the decision to expand their family starts with finding community and gender-affirming medical care.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Tiny House
Interviews

My Sistah’s House Is Building Tiny Homes for Black Trans People in Memphis

Organizer Kayla Gore speaks on the importance of inclusive, affirming shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

NYC Working Group Urges Policymakers to Recognize COVID-19 as a Chronic Condition

A new report calls for action towards health justice and healing for New York communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Author Ina Park
Interviews

‘Strange Bedfellows’ Pushes Boundaries to Shatter STI Silence and Stigma

A new book authored by UCSF School of Medicine professor Dr. Ina Park delves into the untold stories of HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Carmen Vazquez
Interviews

LGBTQ Activists Remember Carmen Vázquez

On Jan. 27, Carmen Vázquez, a beloved and outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community and longtime social-justice activist, died of COVID-19 complications at age 72.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
menopause guide illustration from Sophia Forum "We are still here" campaign
Interviews

This Charity Is Carving Out a Safe Space for Women Living With Menopause and HIV

Many people who experience menopause are not prepared by their health care providers—and for people living with HIV, it’s even more confusing. With a recently published guide and other outreach efforts, Sophia Forum aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

New 'San Francisco Principles' Turn the Spotlight on HIV Long-Term Survivors

“We’re demanding research into our physical condition and help with the mental issues of isolation, loneliness, and grief.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
I'm Still Surviving About
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This Digital Exhibition Uses Oral Histories to Break the Silence for Women Living With HIV

I’m Still Surviving is a collaborative digital and print exhibition that launched in December 2020, featuring hundreds of excerpts documenting the stories of 39 women living with HIV in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Collage of comic book covers and pages from Luna Unleased
Interviews

‘Luna Unleashed’ Takes a Superpowered Approach to HIV Prevention for Black Women

Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, yet they're frequently left out of conversations about HIV prevention. A new comic written by Nakesha Powell and Giovanni N. Dortch aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.