When you work on global health policy, it’s hard to avoid topics that push the boundaries of “polite” conversation. Lots of things about our bodies are considered private, even embarrassing. Poop is a good example.
California has been a powerful force in our 30 year fight against HIV. The demands of early activists from this state played a central role in the U.S. government investing in AIDS research. It was the only way to save the many lives hanging in the balance.