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by Directed and Produced by Andre W. Martins & LGBTQ+A ERG at Colgate Palmolive Company.

It's time to end the AIDS epidemic!

Podcast episodes

  • amfAR - Making AIDS History

    amfAR - Making AIDS History

    amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is the world's number-one nonprofit funder of HIV/AIDS cure research. amfAR's top priority is to help find a cure for the 38 million + still living with HIV today. In this episode, we delve into various topics surrounding the fight against AIDS such as stigma, policy, treatments and the impact on people’s lives. Guests: Vice President and Director, Research - Rowena Johnston, Ph.D. As vice president and director of research at amfAR, Rowena Johnston is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s pioneering research program. She ensures that amfAR’s research priorities drive and reflect the most promising scientific breakthroughs and align with the foundation’s mission to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Vice President and Director, Public Policy -Gregorio Millett, M.P.H. Millett is a well-published and nationally recognized epidemiologist/ researcher. He has significant experience working at the highest levels of federal HIV policy development at both the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Get involved and learn more at amfAR.org. #CureAIDS

  • The Kiss of Life

    The Kiss of Life

    Jason is an African-American gay man living with HIV. In this episode, we will highlight Jason’s quest for acceptance within himself, family and community. Jason came to New York from Louisville, Kentucky, destitute and broken down by his HIV + status. He was attracted to NYC’s favorable conditions for comprehensive HIV/AIDS resources and social acceptance. Soon after his arrival, Jason found himself homeless and hopeless. Today, Jason is in good health and a successful community organizer, focusing on empowering low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS to stand up to stigma, fear, discrimination, and homophobia that may place many African Americans at higher risk for HIV. As one of the ~ 460,000 African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, Jason has the kind of HIV + success story that perhaps shines within the African American community.

  • A Lawyer’s Pain and his Expert Witness

    A Lawyer’s Pain and his Expert Witness

    Morty Newburgh is a NYC attorney in practice at his own firm with a substantial LGBTQ practice since 1985. He is also the former President of LeGaL The LGBT Bar Association of New York In this episode, we will talk about one of his most significant HIV/AIDS related litigation and the trial’s expert witness, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., who was a medical researcher and the founding chairman of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. We will also explore what it was like for Morty to practice law in the LGBTQ community with many of his clients dying, and what it was like to live through the incomprehensible loss of so many friends and colleagues.

  • Dr. Liz Jenny-Avital- The Truth Teller

    Dr. Liz Jenny-Avital- The Truth Teller

    For over 35 years, Dr. Liz has been actively involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She is an infectious disease specialist in Bronx, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the New York area. Music by Craig Winberry Cover by Luca Torregiani