At 53 years old, Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., admits it can be challenging to be "embracing and celebrating myself while my body (and sometimes my mind) shows signs of wear and more than 20 years of living with HIV."
"In spite of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, everyone in this fight can rise," Jourdan Barnes writes. "In spite of not being represented in the world, we can join together to form a union that will be as loud as loud can be."
For George M. Johnson, a recent panel discussion was the culmination of his tri-fold existence -- as a human, a worker and an activist -- where he could share the totality of his experience as a black man living with HIV.
"I remember when it was illegal to be a practicing homosexual," recalled Richard Zaldivar at the 2017 USCA. "DACA is not an immigrant issue. DACA and the Dreamers are an American issue. Just like gay rights, just like the battle for HIV and AIDS."...
Five trans protesters disrupted a plenary session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS to share their deeply personal stories about fighting for acceptance within the HIV community.