Isaac D. Joseph

Isaac D. Joseph

Isaac D. Joseph is an HIV/AIDS activist, advocate, and author. I am also a person living with HIV/AIDS. In 2014 he was diagnosed with AIDS after finding that his CD4 had dropped down to 94. For three long months, he fought against the virus and he is happy to say that he not only achieved an HIV diagnosis but he is also undetectable as 2015. He is the owner/operator of the organization ProjectRED in which he empowers people living with HIV/AIDS to speak their truth and be proud of who they are by coming out the HIV closet and being more transparent about their lives and living with HIV/AIDS. Through ProjectRED he also hopes to dismantle the stigma and discrimination that surrounds HIV/AIDS and people living with HIV/AIDS by raising awareness through his #FacebookLive and youtube series #SpillingtheTaboutHIV and releasing publications such as The Epidemic: Living with HIV in the 21st Century (Available on Amazon) and many more to come.

Riding the great white way

published: November, 21, 2017 Written by // Isaac D. Joseph Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, As Prevention , Isaac D. Joseph, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Isaac D. Joseph on how he got free of cocaine and on what he thinks makes for a successful intervention.

Riding the great white way

“Did you try to live on your own, when you burned down the house and home, did you stand too close to the fire like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone?” – Green Day, 21 Guns For years the LGBT community has been plagued with substance abuse issues. Studies have shown that, when compared with the general population, gay and bisexual men, lesbian, and transgender individuals are more likely to use alcohol and drugs at much higher rates than the general population. For many indiv

Where demons hide

published: November, 09, 2017 Written by // Isaac D. Joseph Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Mental Health, Isaac D. Joseph, Health, Living with HIV, Media

Isaac D. Joseph: "As of today, I have been sober for 30 days after a relapse period of four months."

Where demons hide

When the days are cold, and the cards all fold, and the saints we see are all made of gold…when you feel my heat look into my eyes it’s where my demons hide…don’t get too close, it’s dark inside, it’s where my demons hide – Imagine Dragons, "Demons" Remember when you were a child and you and your friends would play hide and seek. There was always one person that you knew would be found first, the few that would always make it to the base, and one that you would never find. The h

Living with HIV in the 21st century

published: October, 25, 2017 Written by // Isaac D. Joseph Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, As Prevention , Gay Men, Youth, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Isaac D. Joseph, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Isaac D. Joseph debuts on PositiveLite.com as a regular contributor with his assessment of what it means to live with HIV today.

Living with HIV in the 21st century

In 1985, The Normal Heart, a play about gay men in New York fighting back against government indifference to the AIDS epidemic was performed. It depicts the rise of the AIDS crisis seen through the eye of Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. In the play Weeks nurses his lover, who is dying from an unnamed disease. His doctors are puzzled and frustrated by having no resources to research it. Weeks tirelessly fights for his lover and so many others, like him dying from AIDS,