A strong queer HIV-postive community can transform our world. Bringing together queer people living with HIV is still a radical act.
It has the power to build community, reduce stigma, and amplify the voices of people living with HIV. Our shared experiences and struggles allow us to build strong social bonds and mobilize for a better life.
We must take every opportunity to build communities for queer people living with HIV, and I was lucky enough to be part of such an event in Mexico in June.I was diagnosed with HIV at 23.
It was 1996, and the epidemic was still raging. I struggled to find other young gay men living with HIV with whom to connect.