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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.

Craig Washington and George Burgess at Sisterlove event
Interviews

Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose
Interviews

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Plandemics
Interviews

Fighting the ‘Plandemic’ and Other Science Disinformation Campaigns

Activists Jennifer Brea and Gregg Gonsalves discuss how to combat a plague of disinformation.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
ACT UP
Interviews

Until We End the HIV Epidemic, ACT UP Is Still Here Fighting Back

TheBody interviews three current ACT UP New York members about their current campaigns and the challenges of organizing during another pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Max Westerman and Sean Strub
Interviews

Being a Gay, HIV-Positive Mayor of a Small Town: New Film Documents an Activist's Rise in the Trump Era

Sean Strub founded the HIV publication POZ and the advocacy group The Sero Project. Now he's showcased in a documentary that tells the story of how he became the mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Welcome to Chechnya Still credit David France
Interviews

New David France Documentary Bears Witness to Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ debuts on HBO June 30.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
global pandemic
Interviews

New Book Analyzes the AIDS Epidemic as a ‘Distribution of Crises’

‘AIDS and the Distribution of Crises’ looks beyond biomedicine for the end of the epidemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
Interviews

How Women With HIV Have Been 'Remaking a Life' and Changing the World

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., discusses her recent book about women with HIV, the safety net, and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Deloris Dockrey
Interviews

Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19

The activist for the rights of Black women and immigrants living with HIV is remembered by friend and colleague Martha Cameron, M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Ed Shaw, Michelle Lopez, and Kelsie Louie.
Interviews

Remembering HIV Activist Ed Shaw, Recently Lost to COVID-19

GMHC will be hosting a virtual memorial on May 13 to honor one of New York City’s most committed activists.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.