This long-term survivor was a homeless teen addict, now she's a college professor, HIV researcher, activist, and mom.
From the darkness of Guadalajara gutters to speaking with the Vice President — she's come a long way!
A member of Colorado's MOD Squad, she was central to the year's biggest anti-criminialziation win.
Ever since she came out on the cover of the venerable mag, this activist has been one of the most visible HIV+ black women in the country.
Her 20+ year campaign to get positive women of color into decision making roles.
She shows us the pen is mightier than the sword when combatting stigma.
He wasn't expected to survive childhood. Now he's a world record breaking activist.