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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.

Randall McDavid selfie.
Interviews

How Providers Are Helping People With HIV When Health Systems are Strained Due to Coronavirus

One nurse practitioner in the U.S. talks about his experience providing HIV care in the time of COVID-19.

Candy Marcum and Howie Daire
Interviews

Candy Marcum, a Therapist and Lesbian, Has Helped Gay Men in Texas Since the Early Days of AIDS

In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.

Bishop Yvette Flunder
Interviews

Bishop Yvette Flunder Has Spent Decades Challenging People’s Theology Around HIV

For Bishop Yvette Flunder, her work as a Black woman, a lesbian and clergywoman has been to challenge the stigma and rabid homophobia that has exacerbated the worst parts of the AIDS epidemic and instead preach a gospel of radical inclusivity.

Jewel Thais-Williams
Interviews

Jewel Thais-Williams Used Her Landmark Black LGBTQ Club to Support People with HIV

As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.

Sharon Day
Interviews

Ojibwe Lesbian Sharon Day on HIV Care and Activism From the ’80s to the Present

Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.

Nilda Rodriguez
Interviews

Nilda Rodriguez on the Happiness, Sadness, and Education of the Early AIDS Epidemic

Nilda Rodriguez was a newly sober lesbian when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. Those two events would change the course of her life forever.

Kristen & Maggie
Interviews

How This Lesbian Couple Cared for the First AIDS Patients in Salt Lake City

Kristin Ries and Maggie Snyder met and fell in love while caring for people living with HIV in Salt Lake City. Here, they tell the story of the early epidemic in a very religious town.

Photo of Caitlin Ryan
Features

Caitlin Ryan On Being a Lesbian Social Worker During the Early Years of Atlanta's AIDS Epidemic

Caitlin Ryan, a lesbian and social worker, as well as first executive director of AIDAtlanta, faced pushback from some gay men who felt that women had no place in the response to AIDS.

Jacquie Bishop
Interviews

Jacquie Bishop Reflects on Being a Black Lesbian Health Care Worker in the Early AIDS Epidemic

Jacquie Bishop has seen some of the worst of the AIDS epidemic up close. Not only in her personal life, but also in her professional life. In this interview, she talks about the people with AIDS who she loved deeply, like Haitian writer Assotto Saint.

Housing Works + What Would an HIV Doula DO? present a reading of "I, OF COURSE, was LIVID" at  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bar on Feb 12, 2020.
Interviews

New Play Remembers the Women Who Defined AIDS

“I, of Course, Was Livid” dramatizes the work women living with HIV did to change what was considered an AIDS-defining illness.