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An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson (right) alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers.Courtesy of Melanie Thompson
    A display from ARCA's 2003 HIV rapid testing initiative
    A display from ARCA's 2003 HIV rapid testing initiative.Courtesy of Melanie Thompson
    An ARCA handout from 2004 seeking volunteers for the first-ever clinical trial of HIV PrEP run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    An ARCA handout from 2004 seeking volunteers for the first-ever clinical trial of HIV PrEP run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Courtesy of Melanie Thompson; design: EM Designs, E. Maurice Cook
    Bubba D’Licious (left) and Jasmine Guy at ARCA's Uncork a Cure fundraising event in 2011
    Bubba D’Licious (left) and Jasmine Guy at ARCA's "Uncork a Cure" fundraising event in 2011.Courtesy of Melanie Thompson
    An ARCA-led HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson, Genetha Mustaafaa, the late Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner, Randi Silve, Deborah McCalman, and Kathy Williams
    An ARCA-led HIV testing event with (from left to right) Melanie Thompson, Genetha Mustaafaa, the late Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner, Randi Silve, Deborah McCalman, and Kathy Williams.Courtesy of Melanie Thompson
    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

    Terri L. Wilder, M.S.W., has been part of the HIV community since 1989, and has been a reporter and writer for TheBody/TheBodyPro since 2007.