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.

Violence, Stigma, and Poverty Shape HIV Risk of Transgender Women in India: An Interview With Abhina Aher

Abhina Aher discusses her poster presented at AIDS 2018 focusing on the major barriers to service access that transgender people are facing in India.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

HIV Activists Launch #BreakThePatent Campaign and National Plan for Generics and Lower-Cost Truvada for HIV Prevention in the U.S.

NYC-based HIV activists Jason Walker and Emily Sanderson think that, just like the cost of rent, pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP is too damn expensive.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Spencer Cox, Iconic HIV Activist, Through the Eyes of His Mother and His Friend

If you don't know Spencer Cox, know this -- through his work with ACT UP, he may be one of the reasons that many of those living with HIV are still alive.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

This Positive Life: Dee Dee Chamblee Bounces Back From 3 T Cells to Being a Trans Activist

After drug use, sex work and jail time, Dee Dee Chamblee has risen like a phoenix and founded LaGender, a U.S. transadvocacy group. All this after living for a decade on 3 T cells!

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Mainstream Recognition in the New Millennium

Our slide show on the history of women in the HIV community continues with the stories of women in the 2000s, many of whom were finally able to make their voices heard on larger stages.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Turning Up the Volume on Women's Voices in the 1990s

In this installment of our decade-by-decade glimpse of how the HIV pandemic has impacted – and been impacted by – women, we take a tour of the tumult and tremendous change of the 1990s.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: A Small but Growing Chorus in the 1980s

From Sandra Ford, a drug technician who published the first reports of AIDS, to Elizabeth Glaser, a pioneer of HIV/AIDS activism, women played crucial roles – though they were often also devastatingly mistreated – during the early years of the HIV pa…

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2006

31 Years at a Glance1981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011

  1. The first annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is held in the United States.

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By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2010

31 Years at a Glance1981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011

  1. The International AIDS Society (IAS) and 15 other leading public and private sector organizations ...
By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2011

31 Years at a Glance1981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011

  1. The 1st International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, is held at the ...
By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.