April

Who is a young HIV/AIDS activist who inspires you?

Submitted by Jahlove

Name: Martez
Age: 23
City: Brooklyn, NY

Why do they inspire you?
April is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. Throughout my journey as an HIV/AIDS activist and youth advocate, I have came across so many...

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Submitted by Tree

Name: A female friend
City: Brooklyn, NY

Why do they inspire you?
I have a really good friend who is HIV positive and inspires me a great deal. She was born in Trinidad and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She and I met...

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Submitted by Willie

Name: A student
City: Newburgh, NY

Why do they inspire you?
This student I met may not describe himself as an activist, but he was brave enough to announce his HIV positive status at a World AIDS Day event. The event...

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Submitted by Tyrone

Name: Andre
Age: 26
City: Long Island, NY

Why do they inspire you?
The HIV/AIDS activist that inspires me happens to be my partner and fellow HIV STOPS WITH ME spokesmodel, Andre. I am inspired by Andre because...

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Submitted by Ernest

Name: Chris
Age: 25
City: Rochester, NY

Why do they inspire you?
Chris inspires me, because he is always giving information to young MSM about how to stay safe and practice safe sex. He is a wealth of...

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Submitted by Chavon

Name: Antonio
Age: 17
City: Buffalo, NY

Why do they inspire you?
As an older person who is active in the community, I have mentored many people living with HIV (age of 14-60) from many diverse backgrounds. One...

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Submitted by Jasan

Name: DaShawn
Age: 28
City: Bronx, NY

Why do they inspire you?
DaShawn is an amazingly brilliant young man who continues to inspire me through his compassion and dedication. Our paths crossed in 2012, when I was...

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Submitted by Elizabeth

Name: A young woman HIV/AIDS activist
Age: 26
City: New York, NY

Why do they inspire you?
I want to recognize an amazing young woman who I care for deeply and admire. She is an advocate and activist working...

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Submitted by Melinda

Name: Jessie
Age: 27
City: Tampa, FL

Why do they inspire you?
Jessie inspires me because, even though he has gone through so many struggles in his life--having lost his parents as a boy, being alone in foster...

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Submitted by Justin

Name: Melissa
Age: 24
City: Bronx, NY

Why do they inspire you?
This young woman has inspired me every day for the past 6 years that I have known her. Her story and journey in life has not been an easy one....

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Submitted by Annette

Name: My daughter
Age: 15
City: Brooklyn, NY

Why do they inspire you?
She has been an activist since she was 7 or 8 years old. She got involved in activism because of me. She tells her friends things like: “If...

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Submitted by Kim

Name: Jahlove
Age: 28
City: Bronx, NY

Why they inspire you?
If I had to choose one young person who inspires me, it would be my best friend, my rock and fellow campaign buddy, Jahlove. I choose him because when...

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