Aaron M. Laxton

Advocate | Writer | Social Commentator.

CDC Campaign banner of Aaron, a person CDC Campaign banner of Aaron, a person living with HIV since 2011 from St. Louis, Missouri: HIV Treatment Works. Get in Care. Stay in Care. Live Well. Hear his story at  cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks. undetectable. And that makes me unstoppable, says Aaron of St. Louis, Missouri. HIV Treatment Works. Get in Care. Stay in Care. Live Well. Hear his story at  cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks.

Diagnosed with HIV on June 6, 2011, Aaron quickly made the decision that he was going to let him voice be heard so others would know that that they are not alone. His YouTube channel "My HIV Journey" has been viewed in over 182 countries by nearly a million viewers. His articles and writings have been featured around the world and regularly writes about HIV Criminalization, Truvada as PrEP, Risk-Reduction and all things related to HIV/AIDS. 
Aaron brings a unique view as a 30-something gay male who is a recovering crystal meth addict. Additionally he is an alumni of the Missouri foster-care system from which he aged out after 15 years in care. 

Aaron currently serves on the Global Community Advisory Board with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group based out of Washington, DC and is locally involved with the Community Advisory Board at Washington University in St. Louis. 

His articles and blogs have been featured in many International publications which tackle a wide-array of social justice issues.
 
Awards

2012 WEGO Health Awards, Trailblazer of the Year

2012 ADAP Advocacy Association, Social Media Campaign of the Year

2013 The Advocate "40 under 40"

2013 Pantheon of Leather

2013 POZ Magazine, 100 Un-Sung Hero

2014 Top 10 Social Health Makers

2014 HIV Plus Magazine, 20 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men of 2014