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YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

By Daisy Becerra

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

By Evany Turk

Young, Gifted, and Black: Dancer Thomas Davis and His HIV Catharsis

Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.

By Charles Sanchez

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

Grope, Dope, and HIV

After Sherri Lewis realized that childhood sexual abuse was linked to her drug use and HIV status, real change began. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Lewis is sharing her story here for the first time.

By Sherri Lewis

Youth Advocate Spotlight: Zamora Fellow Ryan McElhose

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.

By AIDS United

We're Still Here: Documentary Tells the Stories of Young People Born With HIV

"We were trying to make sense of it all before we could even fully develop into who we were as people ... and these experiences have shaped our lives for better or for worse," says filmmaker Grissel Granados in a voiceover for We're Still Here, a s...

By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network

4 Things You'd Say to Your Younger (Positive or Not) Self

"I decided to reach out to a few people older than me, who have lived longer with HIV, to learn from them," writes Deondre Moore. "What insight do they have for a younger me -- or a younger them?"

By Deondre Moore for

What HIV-Positive Youth Want You to Know

Some were diagnosed, some during their youth, but they all have something to tell you about their experience.

By RonniLyn Pustil and Alexandra Murphy for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Focused on What's Important: Cedric Gum

After Cedric Gum found out his status in 2012, he knew that others like him had a lack of knowledge about HIV, and that needed to change.

By Marvell Terry for Human Rights Campaign