Jena Adams and Chris Jarvis

Recorded February 22, 2020 Archived February 22, 2020 39:12 minutes
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Description

Jena Adams (57) talks with her friend Chris Jarvis (58) about how she transitioned from working in the fashion industry to public health and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Jena remembers those she lost to HIV/AIDS and addresses some of her concerns about lack of understanding of sexual health in the medical field and among young people today.

Subject Log / Time Code

JA explains what led her to work in public health with people who have HIV/AIDS.
JA remembers people in her life who she lost to HIV/AIDS.
JA explains how having HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s was seen as being "sick" rather than something that could be treated.
JA discusses testing for HIV/AIDS at Fresno State.
JA talks about how young people today lack knowledge and history of HIV/AIDS.
JA expresses concern about medical professionals today who do not understand both LGBTQ identities as well as the prevention of HIV/AIDs.
JA discusses fears LGBTQ+ people might have that would be barriers to seeking treatment.
JA talks about the difficulties of delivering positive test results to patients.
JA discusses recent outbreaks of the syphilis epidemic.

Participants

  • Jena Adams (b. 1962)
  • Chris Jarvis (b. 1961)

Recording Location

CMAC

Partnership

Partnership Type

Outreach