The holiday season can be a pain for anyone, but especially when you're living with HIV. With these tips, there's no need to dread what the stress of the holiday season can do to your body.
Porchia Dees was born with HIV. After years of struggling with stigma, she's defining her life on her own terms.
In these brief videos, we share the resiliency, healing, and support that Latinx folks living with HIV in the U.S. came to find after seeking adequate treatment and care.
Part 1: "It wasn't really that I even had the expertise. … It was just I was so beside myself and so outraged and so driven," Red Hot Organization co-founder Leigh Blake recalls.
Past 2: From Cole Porter to dance, grunge, and country, Red Hot bum-rushed the early '90s with prolific compilation albums and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Part 4: "Red Hot wasn't intimidated by our radicalism and saw that we were doing great things and changing the conversation … and they stepped up," said ACT UP New York veteran Peter Staley.
Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.
Australian activist Steven Spencer on how he came to understand HIV stigma once he tested positive, and his renewed commitment to social justice and enjoyment of life.
Red Hot Delves Into Black and Latinx HIV Epidemics in the U.S. and Globally With Hip-Hop, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Afrobeat
Part 3: "It just turned out to be a very big party in the studio. And everybody was just dancing, and it didn't even seem like recording," Nigerian musician Femi Kuti recalled.
Visual AIDS commemorates 30 years of its World AIDS Day art activist project with new short films from around the world.