Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.
Nikko Briteramos won his court case and is now advocating to end stigma in black businesses, including barbershops.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
The confidential medical records of at least 93 low-income Californians living with HIV were compromised, the suit alleges.