In reality, sex-positive education that supports both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in living their best sex lives can help us stay healthy and joyful.
Jasmine Tasaki organizes with her fellow black trans women to creatively make the lives of black trans women better, in HIV prevention and treatment, in healing and thriving.
The billboards were part of the #StonewallIsNow Campaign.
"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."
Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.
Meeting at Iris House's 14th Annual Women's Summit in New York City, they had plenty to say about their personal journeys, how far we've come toward ending the epidemic, and how far we have to go -- especially among women.
"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003\. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."
"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."
Fag Hags, Divas and Moms runs the gamut from women living with HIV/AIDS to celebrity she-roes like Liz Taylor and Princess Di.