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Devin Quinn.

How TikTok and New Recipes Are Helping This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As a person who works in public health and is living with HIV … this has prepared me rather well for this, to be able to know how to get through and acknowledge what I have to do.”

Lee Kidd Ariq Cabbler credit Alberto Forbes

How Bike Riding and Steering Clear of Fear Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been single and living alone for so long. I’ve become lonelier.”

Tony Valenzuela

Desserts and Running a Nonprofit Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“It’s not in my nature to freak out about things. I’m irritatingly calm.”

Kevin Hertzog.

How Documentaries and Social Media Breaks Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Taking refuge in upstate New York, and finishing up cancer treatments, this activist has found that getting off social media has been healthy for his COVID isolation.

Cornelius Mabin.

Using Communication Skills and a Chef’s Background to Deal With COVID-19 Quarantine

“Because I lived through so much of the AIDS era, I realized then that we had to stay connected, vigilant, and focused amid bad things.”

Yolanda Diaz

Walking the Dog and Support Networks Help This Bronx Activist Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”

Kimo Conant Golden Eagle

Walks, the Ocean, and Sobriety Meetings Help This Long-Term Survivor Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”

Michael Webb

How Digital Parties and Ribs Are Helping This Houston Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Houston activist Michael Webb is staying in with friends and ordering his favorite foods to cope during the COVID era. But he still wants to find some good dumbbells online.

RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden

Keeping Positive and Caring for Kids as You Cope in the COVID Era

“Helping other people that are in worse positions than me has really been the highlight of this.”

Venita Ray

How Healthy Eating and Exercise Help This Activist Cope in the COVID Era

Many longtime survivors of HIV are now finding themselves in the middle of a new pandemic. Here is how they are coping.