Devarah “Dee” Borrego

Areas of expertise: Transgender Health, HIV Prevention, HIV Criminalization, Foreign Language Interpretation/Translation (Spanish, French, Norwegian)

Biography: Ms. Borrego is an HIV+ transwoman originally from Denver, Colorado, who grew up mostly in suburban Connecticut. She acquired HIV at age 20; the same year as she began her transition. She has been living in the Boston area since 2004 where she has worked with and at a number of different community organizations in the Boston area, including JRI Health, TransCEND, the Boston Living Center and Cambridge Cares About AIDS. She was also a founding member of the US Positive Women’s Network (US PWN), an organization led by and for HIV+ American women to address the way HIV disproportionately affects women in the US. In 2010, Ms Borrego was chosen to speak at the Opening Plenary of the US Conference on AIDS (USCA) to discuss how HIV affects transgender youth. She currently is a steering committee member for the US PWN, as well as the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA).

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