Paola Ramos

Political operative, strategic communicator and Latinx advocate. She is Mexican, Cuban and American and has spent most of her career in Democratic politics

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VICE “Latin-X”

HIV in the Border (First Episode)

The Rio Grande Valley has been at the frontline of some of the most contentious recent conflict in the US memory. But they’ve also found themselves at the frontline of another kind of conflict — and HIV epidemic affecting increasing numbers of young, queer, latino men.

VICE went to the US/ Mexico border to see why HIV is affecting increasing numbers of latinx youth, and to meet a small group of drag queens who are using their platform fight the stigma surrounding HIV head on.