Follow Us
https://www.thebody.com/category/hiv-advocacy-activism

HIV Advocacy and Activism

The Latest

tents under downtown Los Angeles skyline
Features

The Number-One Barrier to Ending HIV in U.S. Cities Is a Housing Crisis

That’s what nearly 50 service providers nationwide told us in our 2019 ‘Eyes on the End’ interview series. They also shared some of their solutions.

Oklahoma State Capitol Building and Flag
Interviews

Even Without Medicaid Expansion, Oklahoma HIV Service Providers Refuse to Let Anyone Fall Through the Cracks

“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”

Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center
Interviews

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

LaSaia Wade credit Xavier D MaatRa
Interviews

The Cofounder of (Possibly) the Nation’s Only Black- and Trans-Led LGBTQ Center Wants to Hit $1 Million

For LaSaia Wade, the journey to activism began with getting fired for being trans.

Kneeshe Parkinson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Interviews

This St. Louis–Based HIV Activist Uses Her Own Story to Make HIV Have ‘Meaning Behind the Numbers’

Positive Women’s Network-USA member and founder of Kneeshe Speaks, Kneeshe Parkinson, talks about the importance of connection, women, and telling our stories.

Joan R. Ferguson credit Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Interviews

One of the Early ‘Foot Soldiers’ of HIV Activism Discusses Mobilizing in Black St. Louis

St. Louis–based advocate and educator Joan Ferguson talks about HIV work then and now.

Promo Image
Interviews

After Losing a Mother and Two Sisters From HIV, This Woman Became an Advocate for Others

“I’ve walked beside them, so I can recognize the struggles, and maybe I can help make the walk easier.”

WISH YOU WERE HERE (area teen) credit Theodore (ted) Kerr

51 Years Ago, a Black Teen Died of AIDS in St. Louis. Now, a Museum and Black Women Activists Will Honor His Legacy

The Griot Museum of Black History is hosting Impact HIV/AIDS, an exhibit and archive. Meet four Black women activists in St. Louis involved in the project.

Lee Kidd Ariq Cabbler credit Alberto Forbes
Interviews

South Side Chicago Organization Puts a Family Touch on HIV Treatment and PrEP Adherence Support

With a “for us, by us” approach, Brothers Health Collective reaches a community often missed by larger organizations.

Terry Smith and Ty Gaffney Smith of APLA
Interviews

Tackling HIV Racial Disparities in the City of Angels

Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.