On December 1, World AIDS Day reminds us that the epidemic still rages on in our community—and through the entire world for that matter. While treatments continue to evolve and improve—and another experimental HIV vaccine is currently in national trials—it may be decades until we defeat the virus.
Luckily there are those who have stood at the front lines in the war against HIV/AIDS, from doctors and scientists to lobbyists, activists and caregivers. Their names are legion, and we will spotlight many more in the future, but here, we introduce you to just a few. All are under 30—and thus all were literally born into the era of AIDS. They come from different backgrounds and have different roles, but are all working to educate, heal, comfort, and protect our community.
Know someone else whose work with HIV/AIDS should be highlighted? Let us know in the comments!