Desirée Guerrero

Desirée Guerrero is the associate editor of Plus magazine. This column is a project of Plus, Positively Aware, POZ, and Q Syndicate, the LGBT wire service. Visit their websites –,, and – for the latest updates on HIV/AIDS.

Positive Thoughts: Three Cheers of Victory for Ol' U=U!

For about the past decade, activists and advocates have been working hard to educate the world on a very important scientific fact about living with HIV: that undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U). U=U is a now globally accepted scientific [...]

Positive Thoughts: Last Night a Drag Queen Saved My Life

My love affair with drag queens goes way back. Since my childhood in the suburbs of East L.A. (an area noticeably lacking in glitz and glamour), I have been fascinated with these magical creatures. My first glimpses of queens were on daytime talk – [...]

Positive Thoughts: The Human Spirit Strikes Back

Let's face it, it's been a rough one. More senseless shootings, more #MeToo controversies, more attacks on trans and immigrant rights – and more budget cuts affecting those living with HIV. As 2018 drew to a close, many in our country's most [...]

Positive Thoughts: Let's Talk About Women and HIV

We Know HIV Doesn't Discriminate — So Why Are Women Still Being Left Out of the Conversation Around HIV? Having recently become single again after being in a monogamous relationship for over a decade, and finding myself thrust into a whole new world [...]