https://www.thebody.com/category/hiv-stigma-discrimination/tag/interviews

The Latest

Black patient exam room

Protecting Black Women From Unnecessary Hysterectomies: An Interview With Joy Sewing

Black women disproportionately undergo an invasive treatment for fibroids, even when other choices exist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Porn4PrEP

Jason Domino Wants You to Get Off and Get Information About HIV

This activist porn actor and sex worker is creatively spreading information about HIV prevention and fighting stigma against HIV-positive porn actors.

By Charles Sanchez
Victor I. Cazares

“HIV Is Not the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You”: An Interview With Playwright Victor I. Cazares

Cazares is a surrealist, nonbinary playwright whose works have brought them acclaim for their candid dives into the absurdities of sex, squalor, and capitalism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
SmithandJD edit copy

NYC Working Group Urges Policymakers to Recognize COVID-19 as a Chronic Condition

A new report calls for action towards health justice and healing for New York communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Justin James the King of Reads

‘Nobody Gave Me HIV’: An Interview With the King of Reads

The social media monarch discusses disclosure—and why we need to end HIV stigma if we want to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Author Ina Park

‘Strange Bedfellows’ Pushes Boundaries to Shatter STI Silence and Stigma

A new book authored by UCSF School of Medicine professor Dr. Ina Park delves into the untold stories of HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
online in dark

Meet the Founders of the Molly House, Where Masculine-of-Center Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Online

A COVID-19 relief fund and a digital space for support help break down isolation.

By Emmett Patterson
Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz

Transgender Elder Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz on Survival and Resilience

After founding a leading organization for transgender Latinas in 2006—and even after the deadliest year on record for transgender people—Alexandra Rodriguez de Ruiz is still at the frontlines of activist work.

By Giuli Alvarenga
Hebert Untitled from the Disembodies series 1 2020

I’m a COVID-19 Long-Hauler, HIV Activist, and Artist. Here’s How I Navigated 2020

“I don’t know what healthy looks like anymore,” says Pato Hebert. “I know what I thought it was. I have fantasies of what it could be.”

By Pato Hebert
Soccoro "Cori" Moreland and Tyree "Ty" Williams

For Black Transmasculine People, Visibility Leads to Safety

“We’re just like you, and we hurt just like you hurt. We bleed just like you bleed. We put on clothes like you put on clothes. The only thing that’s different is we decide to live in our truth.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.