Many of us who are living with HIV or work for the community have benefitted from the presence of someone who took us under their wing. Whether they were physically present in our lives or inspired us through the courage of their work, their mentorship was a key component helping us challenge stigma, live with HIV, and commit to a life of service. We asked some community leaders to tell us about their mentors and what they've gained from these relationships.
Interviews for this article were conducted by Charles Sanchez, JD Davids, and Olivia G. Ford. Transcripts have been lightly edited for clarity.
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