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HIV and Mental Health: 'A Lot of Times, They're Just Tired and Worn Out'

HIV and Mental Health: 'A Lot of Times, They're Just Tired and Worn Out'

Jannis Evans and Lynne Meyerkord both work in HIV advocacy. Jannis is the longtime advocate for people living with HIV and used to work in the field, and Lynne is the Executive Director at the AIDS Project of the Ozarks in Springfield.

I met up with them at the Jefferson City office of Empower Missouri.

They spoke about how the impacts and complications of an HIV diagnosis can go far beyond physical health.

HIV Prevention Medication: 'It's Not Being Rolled Out Equally for Women'

HIV Prevention Medication: 'It's Not Being Rolled Out Equally for Women'

Jannis Evans and Lynne Meyerkord both work in HIV advocacy. Jannis is the longtime advocate for people living with HIV and used to work in the field, and Lynne is the Executive Director at the AIDS Project of the Ozarks in Springfield.

I met up with them at the Jefferson City office of Empower Missouri.

They spoke about medications that have changed the way HIV is treated and about some of the people who could most benefit – specifically African American women.

'If You're Not Taking Care of High Blood Pressure, You're Not Taking Care of Your HIV'

'If You're Not Taking Care of High Blood Pressure, You're Not Taking Care of Your HIV'

Jannis Evans and Devin Hursey both work in the HIV treatment and prevention field and have served on committees advocating for people with HIV in Missouri and across the country.

They sat down at this month's Legislative Advocacy Day sponsored by the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition where they both were advocating for changes to Missouri's HIV criminal laws, and they spoke about some of the reasons HIV impacts communities of color at a higher rate.

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