Being diagnosed with HIV in 2011 and after noticing an absence of young people (specifically gay and black young people) advocating about social issues he decided to dedicate his life to being involved in the LGBTQ community on issues surrounding social justice and health education. He currently promotes HIV testing/education, PrEP, health/wellness, and partner notification. He also spends his time advocating for expanded services for HIV prevention and treatment. Patrick has rededicated his life to working alongside like minded people with a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic for good, getting new HIV infections down to zero, and reducing HIV related stigma. He also provides technical assistance and capacity building assistance around social media, utilizing mobile hookup apps, creating story telling/personal narratives, working with gay/bisexual/MSM communities of color, rural regions, and other areas. In addition, Patrick has written for Thebody.com and for Advocate.com and has been on shows like Huffpost Live and featured on Ebony.com.
Patrick speaks on panel discussions at conferences like the United States Conference on AIDS and has publicly told his story or shared specific experiences. He is currently on The National Minority AIDS Council’s HIV Leadership Working Group for their Health Literacy and Wellness Initiative, which allows him to share and voice his thoughts and opinions that benefit people living with HIV. Patrick was on The Youth Scholar Steering Committee for NMAC’s Youth Initiative to End HIV&AIDS in America. Patrick is also a National Youth HIV&AIDS Awareness Day Ambassador. His life is always eventful and the constant up and down experiences is what makes it so unique.
“In this fight we all possess skills and attributes that make each and every one of us valuable. Let’s work together to ensure that we can end the HIV epidemic once and for all!” -Patrick Ingram
To contact Patrick Ingram please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org