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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.

Gay men having sex in the shower
Interviews

A Long COVID Winter Is Coming. How Can We Still Have Sex?

A lot of us may be looking at the months ahead and asking: How am I supposed to make it through this without getting the intimacy I need? Alex Garner and José García-Madrid have some answers.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Illustration from The Trevor Project's "How to Support Bisexual Youth"
Interviews

Trevor Project Unveils an Illustrated How-to Guide Supporting and Celebrating Bisexual Youth

“Everybody should have the right to choose whether or not to label themselves, and if so, what label they choose," says Rory Gory. "No one else should dictate which label you use or don’t use.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
pelvic floor
Interviews

Why Pelvic Health Matters—and What Trans People Need to Know About It

We spoke with Patrick Wenning, a physical therapist in the Washington, D.C. metro area, who gave a presentation entitled “Pelvic Health for Trans Health” at a recent HIV community conference.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
seniors stretching
Interviews

One Key to Living Longer With HIV? Sit Less and Move More, Expert Urges

Margaret Danilovich, Ph.D., D.P.T., shares the latest knowledge on HIV and aging—and some guidance from her perspective as a physical therapist.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Keith Jerome, M.D., Ph.D.
Interviews

What If We Could Finally Cure Herpes? This Scientist Is on the Case

Keith Jerome, M.D., has spent the last decade working on "molecular scissors" that can slice a latent herpes infection into oblivion.

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.