Season 10: Episode 6: Michelle Lopez

Season 10: Episode 6: Michelle Lopez

Season 10: Episode 6: Michelle Lopez

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive - March 31, 2022 - 24:11

Women can’t get AIDS—or so Michelle Lopez thought until she tested positive for HIV in 1990. Viable treatments were years away, but the undocumented immigrant from Trinidad would not be defeated. She turned her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others while she fought for her life.Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources, as well as a transcript of the episode.

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