HIV exposure is a felony in Tennessee, a state that has seen heavy ICE activity in recent months.
"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
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 Harm Reduction Coalition is launching a new strategy of supporting local advocates in five key states of the Appalachian region.