Ronald Johnson, age 63. Washington, DC.

Diagnosed in 1989, Ronald lost his partner in the early days of the epidemic. In the years since he has worked with a variety of important policy and advocacy organizations tackling a range of issues central to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US (see also Who We Are: Advisory Panel) and is currently splitting his time between the home he shares with his partner of almost 10 years in New York City and his advocacy home-base in Washington, DC.