Terrell Winder

Terrell Winder

Terrell Winder is a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research areas include race & ethnicity, sexuality, qualitative & quantitative research methods, and education. He is currently exploring the role that youth development organizations, informal kinship networks, and online new media play in the identity processes and social lives […]

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

I am a 24 year old Native Virginian who moved to New York City in 2010 to follow my dreams by pursuing a career in the dance industry dance as a professional dancer/aspiring choreographer. My journey definitely has been one to tell. From losing my only job and becoming practically homeless to being diagnosed with […]

Bernard Telsa

Bernard Telsa

My name is Bernard I work in Case Management for Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge. My unit is MAI which was established as a more hands on style of Case Management for individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS that have either fallen out of care, newly diagnosed, or recently released from incarceration. Once the individual has […]

Matthew Zavala

Matthew Zavala

So my name is Matthew David Zavala and I am HIV positive. It will be 5 years in October a week before Halloween 2009 when I was diagnosed. I am a Gay Lation Man that lives in California, Los Angeles. I am planning to use whatever skills or information I am able to gather at […]

Derrick Young

Derrick Young

Derrick Young, Jr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and has resided in Kansas City, Missouri the majority of his life. Young began his tenure at Grambling State University in the Fall of 2011, where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Throughout his adolescent years, he has been exposed to a […]

Derek Dangerfield II

Derek Dangerfield II

I am a second year doctoral student in the Preventive Medicine Department at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. My research interests include cultural health and sexual decision making; currently working a qualitative HIV research study with the RAND Corporation. I hope to engage with community members and leaders at USCA and learn […]

Daryl (Dee) Balliet

Daryl (Dee) Balliet

I’m Dee, 24, of Columbus, Ohio. I’m multi-racial, being of Caucasian, African American, Colombian & Brazilian ethnicity. I’m a young professional currently working as an Allied Health Instructor. I have a diverse background in healthcare from Surgical Assisting, Medical Office Management, Instructing and Education Management. I also hold three degrees, one in business, nursing and […]

Tranisha Arzah

Tranisha Arzah

Tranisha Arzah- is a queer identified African American woman living with HIV. Tranisha was diagnosed in 1990 at birth. Currently, she works as a Non- Medical Case Manager for BABES-Network YWCA which is a Seattle-based peer leadership program for woman their families and heterosexual men affected by HIV through Ryan White Part D funding. She […]

Charisse Ahmed

Charisse Ahmed

I am a fourth-year health education major and double minoring in health disparities and African Studies at the University of Florida. I am an HIV/AIDS youth advocate with an invested interest in addressing health issues impacting young people. I am extremely compassionate and I value the development of interpersonal relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. […]

Sex & Politics in the Capital City: Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill

Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill This summer, as they do each year, interns descended upon D.C., to observe first hand how the federal government operates and learn about public policy issues for which they feel passionately. In an effort to build knowledge about reproductive rights, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, as well as foster future […]