“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”
“Now, sleeping with solely women, I was under the assumption I did not need to get regularly screened: Without the evidence, without the narrative, we feel like it’s futile,” Kirsten Judson writes.
By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.
Borjas, a leader in Queens, New York’s Latinx trans community, died on March 30 and was honored with a virtual memorial.
In the underfunded world of early 1980s HIV care, Candy Marcum worked at a Dallas-based resource center that opened up a hotline for gay men with HIV when it was still called GRID.
We all get busy and drown out the news from time to time. But your life and the lives of others depend on social distancing and washing your hands.
The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.
As the owner of Jewel's Catch One, Jewel Thais-Williams used the money from her business to support AIDS organizations and as a space to host fundraisers.
“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”
Day, an Ojibwe lesbian and lontime AIDS activist, has had a long history of helping people in her community with HIV, including her own loved ones.