Wilson, who has lived with HIV for 34 years, says access to affordable health care is critical in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In the clip, he explains why poverty and HIV/AIDS are inextricably linked.
Our country and our community need to create an environment where people with HIV can freely disclose our HIV status in a fashion that is appropriate for us and without fear of discrimination, stigma or reprisal.
According to Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS at the CDC, one in 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in her lifetime. That is unacceptable.