The cast of 'Positive Dreams,' a stage performance by women living with HIV, taught each other the power of coming together despite vastly different backgrounds.
"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.
The rates of HIV among incarcerated women are higher than those of their non-incarcerated counterparts. In many prisons, information about HIV is scarce and gaps in treatment are common.
"Being isolated is the worst thing that a newly diagnosed HIV positive person can ever have happen to them," Tamala Johnson writes. "I was living my worst nightmare while wide awake."
When Christina Palacios was arrested during a routine traffic stop, she decided to make the best of a bad situation and educate jail inmates and staff about PrEP.
"Russia's Article 122 was introduced into the Criminal Code, in particular, to protect women from HIV infection, but it is clear from our research that the law has been applied against women in Russia," Evgenia Maron writes.
"This is spiritual work, and I feel as if I am spiritually guided," explains Shabazz-El of the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN). "My story is one where God has purposely placed people in my life."
You may have seen J'Mia Edwards in the powerful documentary The Other City. But being an inspiration to others doesn't make a person immune to the challenges of everyday life with HIV.
Hello everyone, my name is Cathy and I am an HIV/AIDS outreach educator for Women Alive. Every month we receive letters from women living with HIV/AIDS who are incarcerated in prisons and jails all over the country. These letters are especially touch...
Denial of Health Care for HIV-Positive Florida Inmate Raises Discrimination Questions: A Blog Entry by Kellee Terrell
Thanks to her mother's love and tenacity, Betsie Gallardo, a young, HIV-positive Florida inmate dying of cancer, is finally receiving the basic nutrition she needs to stay alive. But some wonder if she'd still be in prison at all if she didn't have H...