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Andrew Spieldenner

Andrew Spieldenner (Ph.D., Howard University) is Executive Director of MPact: Global Action for Gay Health & Rights, Associate Professor of Health Communication at California State University-San Marcos, and a Visiting Scholar at Concordia University. Dr. Spieldenner is a community-engaged researcher and advocate with over 25 years of experience in HIV. Openly living with HIV, Dr. Spieldenner is currently North American Delegate to UNAIDS and Vice-Chair of the United States People Living with HIV Caucus. He is the co-editor of the books Intercultural Health Communication (Peter Lang, 2020) and the forthcoming Post-AIDS (Routledge) and A Pill for Promiscuity (Rutgers).

“I was living in fast-forward, trying desperately to have a life before I died.” A veteran AIDS activist recalls living in the Bay Area during the 1990s, the queer people of color usually left out of the epidemic’s history, and how the decade taught him to value endings.

Andrew Spieldenner