HIV AIDS Stigma and education

Jaime Rivera

Jamie was born June 3, 1975. Jaime has one daughter and is engaged with another speaker Diana Crosby. Jaime knows full well what it takes to be an HIV positive father and to lose someone to the disease. As a heterosexual Hispanic man, he has a different view than many on how this disease impacts our community. Being out about his HIV status with his daughter enable him to share a different side of the disease. Jaime has been working in a Peer Mentor Program and has been trained as a HIV tester and counselor. His story has impacted our community and his participation in our planning process for clients with HIV/AIDS has improved our abilities to help these clients in the greatest of needs. His contributions as a speaker have improved our ability to reach further into the communities most impacted by the disease.