In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.
Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey, are often overshadowed by New York City, just across the Hudson. But new attention from the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan may bring a boost in needed resources.
Latinos Salud Brings 'DiversiSAFE' HIV Treatment and Prevention to Latinx Communities in South Florida
Despite years of documented underfunding of state HIV and STD services by the state government, Latinos Salud serves a diverse community of Latinx people in South Florida.
Urinary tract infections affect many women, but many black women are not given enough information about their bodies to battle them well.
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.
"I can't wait to start the year and optimistic that all of these trials were learning lessons," Maria Mejia writes.
"Horacio's desire for 'queer survival' is a consciousness we as queer, transgender people of color know all too well," writes Giuliani Alvarenga. "We understand that our bodies are marked with loss and painful memories."
"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."
From growing up on the streets and being a gang leader to becoming an AIDS activist, educator, and long-term survivor, Alberto Perez Bermudez's HIV diagnosis changed his life forever.
We asked Latinx people living with HIV in the U.S.: How did you come to terms with your HIV diagnosis and develop the confidence to stay healthy?