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Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera

Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera

Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera (@Gasamageraclair) is storyteller, activist, advocate and aspiring award-winning writer whose work has been featured in TheBody, Arts and Understanding Magazine, the International AIDS Alliance Key correspondents, UNICEF Countdown to Zero blog and Voice of Africa. Claire is the winner for the Arts and Understanding Magazine 2019 Christopher Hewitt Literary Award for nonfiction. Claire has received numerous awards for her work for young people and women living with HIV. Claire has been on different councils and committees on HIV and AIDS. Claire was born with HIV in 1983, she is a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide. Claire is an immigrant in US. She is a proud Detroiter and Mom of two healthy boys.

Latest by Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera

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Features

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Perfect Storm for People With Substance Use Disorders and Addiction

Between social distancing, depression caused by loss and unemployment, and the shortage of services caused by austerity measures, people struggling with substance use have many challenges and little support.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
BLM at Women's March
Viewpoints

Addressing Black Lives Matter Fatigue in the U.S. HIV Community

Here are eight things that non-Black allies in the HIV community can do to support their Black friends and colleagues over the long run.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Viewpoints

Now Is the Time to Give Essential Workers What They Deserve

Until we take this opportunity to define how much essential workers matter, cards, prayers, good thoughts, parades, and big coffees will not move their rights forward.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
COVID-19 vaccine
Viewpoints

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Be a Magic Cure-All

Even with a vaccine, people in the U.S. will have to confront widespread mistrust of public health services, government leaders, and vaccines themselves.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Viewpoints

The Voices of Those Affected by HIV Are the Missing Link in Our Current COVID-19 Response

Communities affected by HIV are uniquely positioned to offer leadership in fighting this pandemic.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
United States pandemic
Viewpoints

The COVID-19 Pandemic Needs To Be Treated Like the National Security Threat It Is

Until the United States takes public health seriously, consider pandemics a national security threat.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Viewpoints

HIV Activists: Make Sleep One of Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Your life, and our movement, won’t succeed if we’re not getting enough rest.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Marnina Ross-Miller
Personal Stories

Marnina Ross-Miller Is a Young Leader Who Wants to Learn From Older HIV Activists

An interview with Marnina Ross-Miller about the obstacles young black women still face in taking on leadership roles in the HIV movement, as well as opportunities they have.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Phill Wilson, right, and Paul Kawata speak at USCA 2018
Personal Stories

It's Time for the Next Generation of HIV Activists to Lead

"The best gift we could give this movement is to step aside," said prominent HIV activist Phill Wilson at the U.S. Conference on AIDS. "This younger generation is smarter, younger, wiser, more capable, and they have the foundation that we built."

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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Personal Stories

Honoring My Mother, Myself, and All Women With HIV This Mother's Day

"Once a young woman terrified to have sex, I am now a biological mother to a beautiful baby boy free from HIV," Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera writes. "I found love, and I enjoy having sex, thanks to the advancement of science and antiretroviral treatme...

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera