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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. She served on the New York Governor's Task Force to End AIDS, was recognized by POZ magazine for her work in HIV, and is highlighted in the book Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe. She loves this community and will keep fighting until the epidemic is over.

Latest by Terri Wilder, M.S.W.

Black man mental health
Interviews

The Unequal Impact of Anti-LGBTQ Policies: Researchers Call for ‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Black Men

New research finds state-level inequities are associated with worse health outcomes for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Venita Ray Headshot
Interviews

Rethinking Power—and Who Holds It—in HIV Organizations

Venita Ray's ascendancy to the co-directorship of Positive Women’s Network-USA is part of a broader effort within community-based organizations to thoughtfully center the voices of Black and Brown people.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

“This Information Will Be Useful in the Future”: How a Tuberculosis Toolkit Became a COVID-19 Timeline

A newly launched chronology traces the unfolding pandemic and the consequences of economic and political decisions around the world.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
COIN edit
Interviews

“This Is About Access”: COIN Is an Affirming, Holistic Pop-Up Clinic for Sex Workers in New York City

Transgender activists Cecilia Gentili and Zil Goldstein discuss the mission behind Callen-Lorde’s free health care program.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Sundararajan Team and TBA
Interviews

Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
clinical trial
Interviews

Clinical Trial Data Needs to Reflect the Demographics of HIV, Say Activists

A recent analysis conducted by the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition revealed that, among HIV drug trial participants, data specific to race and sex were dramatically underreported.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
liver
Interviews

Hepatitis D Infection Poses Greater Risks to People Living With HIV, Study Finds

New research suggests a high prevalence of hepatitis D, the most severe form of viral hepatitis, in PLWH in regions of Europe, and a particularly high risk for people who inject drugs.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
HPV
Conference Coverage

Anal Cancer Screening Must Include Women Living With HIV, Researchers Say

The incidence of anal cancer is rapidly growing in the United States, and may overtake cervical cancer within the next 10 years.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., and Raniyah Copeland
Interviews

“It’s About Our Community”: Newly Formed Science Initiative Aims to Center the Black Experience in HIV and COVID Care

Raniyah Copeland and Stephaun Wallace explain the mission and context for the Black AIDS Institute’s new Scientific Advisory Committee.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers
Interviews

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.