14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Bridging Generations : Thinking ahead while always being informed by the past

Storm Salazar

Storm Salazar is a long-term survivor of HIV who has been positive for over 20 years. She is  a Navajo transgender woman who became involved with Positive Women's Network (PWN) in 2018, as a way to expand her knowledge about LGBTQ advocacy, health care, prevention, policies and laws. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Ryan White Planning Council in Phoenix, AZ and also a member of the Building Leader of Color (BLOC) Program through NMAC; and volunteers with various agencies that serve the HIV community. Prior to returning to Phoenix, she was Health Outreach Worker with Friends Community Center in Los Angeles, where she conducted harm reduction classes, support groups for transgender women, and worked with women in one-on-one prevention interventions, as well as on efforts to link people to trans experience to care. She feels one of her greatest accomplishments is that she has been able to turn her life experience, as a survivor of sexual trauma, abandonment, and addiction into success, and strengthen her commitment to be in the fight for a better tomorrow for women living with HIV.