Two reality TV stars shared their sexual health message with the rest of the country. Mondo Guerra and Jack Mackenroth, two former Project Runway contestants, brought their HIV awareness program “Positive By Design,” to Chicago for the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA). The two shared their stories of living with the sexually transmitted disease (STD) in and effort to lift the veil off the infection. “Only one year after finding the courage to disclose my HIV-positive status on national television on ‘Project Runway,’ I am proud to be bringing Living Positive By Design to USCA, and leading the charge against the stigma associated with HIV,” said Guerra.
The conference was organized by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) which is a group that represents 3,000 community and faith-based AIDS organizations. Mackenroth added that it’s important for HIV patients to discuss their overall health with their physicians, not just their infection. Both stars expressed hope that this awareness program and others like it will encourage people who are HIV-positive to keep an optimistic outlook.