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Visible & Unseen Podcast: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next - Episode 6 - Aryah Lester
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Visible & Unseen Podcast: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next - Episode 6 - Aryah Lester

Aryah Lester, a pioneer advocate in the HIV movement, shares her story and discusses her work in creating resources for the transgender community. She highlights the importance of countering assumptions about black transgender women and addressing the inequities they face. Aryah also emphasizes the need to center black trans lives in the HIV movement and provides three actionable steps: learn, talk, and give. She distinguishes the T in LGBTQ and explains the impact of assumptions on transgender individuals. Aryah discusses the importance of passing the baton to future leaders and the role of mentoring in supporting marginalized communities. Credits: Host & Executive Producer: Dázon Dixon Diallo - Founder & Executive Director, SisterLove, Inc Special Guest: Aryah Lester Powered by GILEAD Produced by Victor Jackson & Sitovea Monique | Glam Rock Soul Entertainment Group LLC Graphics by Danielle Gray | DG Marketing Co. Edited by Ty Moore | WHENITSDOCUMENTED Digital Content Operations Strategy by Brison Edwards | SisterLove, Inc Presented by SisterLove, Inc 00:24 A Pioneer's Journey: Araya Lester's Story 02:59 Challenging Stereotypes and Building Empowerment 07:09 Personal Struggles and Triumphs: A Deeper Look 09:10 Actionable Steps: Learn, Talk, Give 11:31 Unpacking Gender Identity and the HIV Movement 16:15 Passing the Baton: Future Generations and Resources 20:47 Closing Thoughts and Gratitude
Visible & Unseen Podcast: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 5 - Robert Suttle
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Visible & Unseen Podcast: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 5 - Robert Suttle

This conversation explores the topic of HIV criminalization and its impact on the Black community. Robert Suttle, an advocate and person living with HIV, shares his experiences and insights. The conversation highlights the influence of women in Robert's life and how they have shaped his journey. It also delves into the changes and challenges in HIV criminalization over the past 20 years. The inappropriate use of HIV criminalization statutes and the intersectionality of HIV with other critical issues in the Black community are discussed. The conversation concludes with a reflection on passing the baton and Robert's future plans in advocacy work. 00:00 Welcome to Visible and Unseen: Chronicling HIV in Black Life 00:26 Introducing Robert Subtle: A Voice in the Movement 01:08 The Impact of Being Raised by a Community of Women 05:13 Navigating HIV Criminalization: A Personal and Advocacy Journey 15:47 Addressing the Broader Issues: HIV, Stigma, and Criminalization 18:19 Passing the Baton: The Future of HIV Advocacy 21:44 What's Next for Robert Subtle: Beyond HIV Criminalization 23:26 Closing Thoughts and Gratitude Credits: Host & Executive Producer: Dázon Dixon Diallo - Founder & Executive Director, SisterLove, Inc Special Guest: Robert Suttle Powered by GILEAD Produced by Victor Jackson & Sitovea Monique | Glam Rock Soul Entertainment Group LLC Graphics by Danielle Gray | DG Marketing Co. Edited by Ty Moore | WHENITSDOCUMENTED Digital Content Operations Strategy by Brison Edwards | SisterLove, Inc Presented by SisterLove, Inc
Visible & Unseen: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 4 - Ace Robinson
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Visible & Unseen: HIV in Black Life Then, Now, & Next Podcast Episode 4 - Ace Robinson

In this episode of 'Visible and Unseen,' host Dazon engages in a powerful conversation with guest Ace Robinson, focusing on the journey of HIV advocacy within Black life over the years and the pivotal shift towards inclusivity in the movement. They discuss the progress and challenges in HIV activism, emphasizing the transformation from a predominantly white, male-dominated advocacy to a more diverse and inclusive leadership that mirrors the communities most affected by HIV. 00:00 Welcome to Visible and Unseen: Chronicling HIV in Black Life 00:31 Introducing Ace Robinson: A Voice in the HIV Movement 01:26 The Evolution of the HIV Movement and Its Impact on Black and Brown Communities 06:22 Ace Robinson on Balancing Clinical Practice and Community Advocacy 10:37 Learning from Global HIV Responses: Insights from Africa to America 24:20 The Future of HIV Advocacy: Passing the Baton to the Next Generation 28:15 Closing Thoughts and Happy Pride Credits: Host & Executive Producer: Dázon Dixon Diallo - Founder & Executive Director, SisterLove, Inc Special Guest: Ace Robinson MPH, MHL - Founder and Principal, Equity is The Word Powered by GILEAD Produced by Victor Jackson & Sitovea Monique | Glam Rock Soul Entertainment Group LLC Graphics by Danielle Gray | DG Marketing Co. Edited by Ty Moore | WHENITSDOCUMENTED Digital Content Operations Strategy by Brison Edwards | SisterLove, Inc Presented by SisterLove, Inc
'We Can Cure HIV' - A Conversation with Emory University's ERASE HIV Cure Research Scientists
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'We Can Cure HIV' - A Conversation with Emory University's ERASE HIV Cure Research Scientists

Advancements in HIV Cure Research Parie Bhandari, the community engagement coordinator for ERASE HIV and a member of SisterLove, introduces an informative session concerning HIV cure research. Researchers Dr. Mirko Pairdini and Dr. Deanna Culpa discuss the importance of non-human primate research in advancing HIV cure studies, including the use of interventions like venetoclax and antibody blockade. They detail the methodologies, outcomes, and future directions of their research, emphasizing both the promising results and the challenges associated with moving toward human trials. The session also covered the community's concerns about safety, efficacy, and the potential implications for human treatment availability, particularly addressing the complexities of the immune system's response to HIV. Q&A sessions throughout the event allowed for engagement and clarification on vital aspects of the research. 00:00 Welcome and Introduction to Erase HIV 00:30 Overview of HIV Cure Research and Non-Human Primate Studies 02:30 Deep Dive into Non-Human Primate Research for HIV Cure 02:56 Exploring the Challenges and Potential of Antiretroviral Therapy 08:22 The Role of Non-Human Primates in HIV Research 12:30 Addressing Questions and Concerns about the Research 28:31 Challenges and Costs of Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy in Animal Models 29:15 Early Results: Reducing the HIV Reservoir with Venetoclax 30:27 Sustained Reduction and Future Directions 31:35 Understanding the Complex Mechanisms of HIV Persistence 35:00 Exciting Outcomes from Immune System Targeting Antibodies 38:59 Addressing Toxicity and Safety Concerns 45:36 Exploring Further: Questions and Community Engagement
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