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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.

Carmen Vazquez
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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
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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.
0918 SF Principles JPG-7
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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
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‘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.
Soccoro "Cori" Moreland and Tyree "Ty" Williams
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For Black Transmasculine People, Visibility Leads to Safety

“We’re just like you, and we hurt just like you hurt. We bleed just like you bleed. We put on clothes like you put on clothes. The only thing that’s different is we decide to live in our truth.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Gay men having sex in the shower
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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"
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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
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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
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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.