"All of the sudden, he wasn't really interested in sex," recalls Alleen King-Carter. "Even though I had educated him about how HIV undetectable = untransmittable, his counselors and parole officers said he was still endangering himself."
Our fierce contributor Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad interviews the equally fierce Chicago HIV/AIDS and racial/social justice organizer Maximillian Boykin.
"The acquisition of HIV was as ingrained in my destiny as the necessity of attending college to escape intergenerational poverty."
Not an HIV Poster Child: Why I, as a Black Queer Person, Left Non-Profit Work -- A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad digs into the insidiousness of racism and his experiences at non-profit organizations.
In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDS United asks their policy fellow about his journey to understanding HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
Meta Smith-Davis' journey has taken her from being a "torn up from the floor up, ex-con, drug addicted homeless black woman living with HIV," to working as a coordinator for the Stigma Index Project.
"As I contemplate turning 52 a few weeks ago, I thought of what I would say to my younger self that could sustain me for my life to come," Art Jackson writes.
Our newest blogger Art Jackson writes "I would love to share a little about myself, why I am sharing my views with TheBody.com and its viewers and my hope to add a new voice for those not heard in this fight."
"In 2014, the Human Rights Campaign reported that Jackson had the fourth highest rate of HIV infections in the country," Johnnie R. Kornegay III writes. "I wanted to learn more about the city and HIV activism there."
Affordable health care and HIV services have allowed Evany Turk to live a healthy and productive life.