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"HIV Frontlines" is an ongoing podcast series from TheBody.com/TheBodyPRO.com in which we talk with the men and women who work at the forefront of HIV prevention, care and advocacy.
 
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Since graduating college in the late '80s, Monique Howard has been working in the HIV/AIDS field. From examining specimens in a lab to implementing HIV risk reduction programming at Beth Israel Hospital to earning a graduate degree in human sexuality, her work has been grounded in understanding how HIV/AIDS impacts women. Now, Howard is the exe ...…
 
For the past 20-plus years, Gary Paul Wright has dedicated his life to fighting the AIDS epidemic in New York City. Wright, one of the founders of the House of Latex, worked for Gay Men's Health Crisis and New York City's Department of Education before starting his own organization, the African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC), in Newark ...…
 
Debbie Hagins, M.D., is a very busy woman: Her HIV/AIDS clinic serves nearly 1,000 people in Georgia. But that doesn't stop her from giving her cell phone number to her patients, and even going to their houses to make sure they take their HIV medications. Because many of her patients are struggling financially, this kind of dedication can make ...…
 
When most people think of the island of Jamaica, they likely think of white-sand beaches, sunny skies and lilting accents. But as poet Kwame Dawes and MAC AIDS Fund Director Nancy Mahon explain in our latest edition of HIV Frontlines, Jamaica has deep underlying problems -- and HIV/AIDS is one of them.…
 
"Yes, babies are pretty, but they grow up to have sex ... and to potentially expose themselves to HIV," says HIV advocate Kai Chandler. Part of Chandler's work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia involves getting preteens and teens tested for HIV, as well as talking to them about some pretty heavy issues -- sexual risk, partner negotiati ...…
 
"I have to have an army of people helping me educate," says Vanessa Austin, HIV services outreach coordinator at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. For Austin, the key to reaching the most people with her HIV advocacy work is training people to become "information warriors" who then spread messages about HIV prevention and testing to thei ...…
 
When we finally turn the tide against HIV among African Americans, it'll be thanks to people like Audria Russell. She's the HIV program coordinator at the nonprofit organization Women in Need in New York City. She's in charge of a support group that educates and empowers girls between the ages of 10 and 13.…
 
"It was a very eerie, depressing, anxiety-provoking period," recalls Anthony Fauci, M.D. "The very darkest years of my professional career." Dr. Fauci is recounting the early 1980s, when, as an infectious disease doc working for the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Maryland, he watched helplessly as people showed up at his hospital with a ...…
 
When Gil Robertson's brother Jeffrey tested positive in 1982, their family defied the norms of the time and immediately surrounded Jeffrey with love and support. Inspired by his family's experience, Robertson began gathering stories from dozens of African Americans about how HIV had altered their lives. The result is Not in My Family: AIDS in t ...…
 
When Mark King was 20, he moved to West Hollywood. It was the early 1980s, and King was set on pursuing his acting career and soaking up the gay scene. He never expected to find himself in the middle of the darkest time in the U.S. HIV epidemic, caring for close friends as they became sick and died, while struggling with his own diagnosis. In t ...…
 
In 2004, a single e-mail changed the course of Dr. Kathryn Anastos' life -- and in so doing, may have helped saved the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of women and children in Rwanda. The e-mail came from a Rwandan activist group for women and children who were victims of the genocidal civil war that tore the country apart in 1994. Hundred ...…
 
You're in a porn shop -- but you're not there to buy Blazing Saddles: Hardcore Version. You're there to meet up with a man you don't even know, and the two of you plan to have sex like bunnies back where nobody can see. Except there's someone who knows what you're up to! A man passes by, hands you some condoms, and teaches you about HIV and oth ...…
 
HIV clinician and researcher Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., recently returned from St. Petersburg, Russia, where he has been helping train health care providers. In this interview, Dr. Young explains the trials and tribulations that come with trying to help ramp up HIV care in a city where HIV is rapidly spreading and the health care system is st ...…
 
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