Community Profiles

Ricky G

Race/Ethnicity: African American

What motivates you in the fight against HIV/AIDS?

At 55, I have seen the devastation of this disease and felt the hope. My aim is to keep the dialogue fresh and engaging.

What is your community doing in the fight against HIV/AIDS?

With the economic and financial challenges we all are facing, the black MSM community seems to be realigning its political, social and community forces to identify the change agents. It takes a concentrated collective effort and I feel we are making inroads. We could always do more.

What does your community need to know about an HIV vaccine?

My community needs to know you cannot get HIV by participating in an HIV vaccine clinical trial.