CDC’s HIV Treatment Works

Ryan talks about seeing the benefits of HIV medication and how taking his medications has become part of his daily routine.

Ryan's Story

Tommy's Story

Tommy talks about living with HIV in the Deep South and the importance of getting tested, getting in care, and staying in care.

Christopher's Story

Christopher talks about how getting an HIV test saved his life and he’s now helping youth learn about HIV prevention, testing and fighting stigma.

Important Links for LGBTQ+



Detroit based nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit's dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride.


The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.


Michigan’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) political advocacy organization.


Provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe!


CDC’s HIV Treatment Works

Jamie talks about overcoming emotional and social barriers as a transgender woman in order to seek HIV care and establishing trust and open communication with her doctor.

Jamie's Story

Whitney's Story

Whitney talks about how finding doctors and supports groups specializing in HIV and transgender women and men has helped her stay on HIV treatment.

Jada's Story

Jada talks about the importance of seeking HIV treatment soon after a diagnosis and establishing an open relationship with a doctor who understands medical issues unique to transgender women.

Important Links for Transgender Persons




The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.


Detroit-Trans Sistas of Color


'Empowered Trans' is a video series that features the experiences of several trans women whose lives have been touched by HIV.

Transgender Suicide Hotline


Can you take hormones and PrEP

It is safe to take hormones while using PrEP or PEP. Many people use the medicine Descovy as PrEP, PEP, or as treatment for HIV, and there are no observed issues with using Descovy and hormones at the same time.