Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations
Ramon Antigone Dempsey Tasha  Veronica
Justin Patrick Teresa


“’You’re positive.’ Those were the first words I heard when I found out I had HIV. It was 1990. I was 22 years old.” – Antigone Dempsey

According to the CDC, an estimated 9,961 youth were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States in 2013, representing 21% of an estimated 47,352 people diagnosed during that year. Eighty-one percent (8,053) of these diagnoses occurred in those aged 20 to 24, the highest number of HIV diagnoses of any age group”. What can we learn by opening a dialogue between Generation X and Millennials? Are the feelings of hope, disillusion, fear, and self-doubt the same for both groups?

Altarum is joining with Advocates for Youth to host an ongoing dialogue across the generations. This is a way for early advocates to share how they survive and thrive with HIV, and for HIV-positive Millennials and their allies to voice their experiences with today’s technologies and challenges. Listen in and read more here or here.


Project Leader

Tanesha Burley Portrait

Tanesha Burley

Senior Policy Associate