"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.
Diagnosed in 1985, Jesus Heberto Guillen Solis has created a digital community for 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS ... and counting.
Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.
"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.
Avram Finkelstein of the Gran Fury collective discusses art and activism for Stonewall's 50th and WorldPride.
Housing and displacement are a major focus of their campaign.
Meeting at Iris House's 14th Annual Women's Summit in New York City, they had plenty to say about their personal journeys, how far we've come toward ending the epidemic, and how far we have to go -- especially among women.
Whether they’re securing needed services, providing safe spaces or approaching care with an eye toward empowerment, social workers can be the calm in the storm for many people living with HIV.