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The HIV Warriors project is a joint production of ASCNYC and Heads or Tails NYC,
with special thanks to all of the Warriors for their endless energy, creativity, and willingness to share.

  • Costume and website design by the Warriors, Christel Hyden and Leah Herrington
  • Generously sponsored by Kryolan and Bella PR
  • Special thanks to Production Assistants Bryan Swanston, Jonathan Atkins, and Geoffry McNish; to Guy Williams and mPowerment United for endless cheerleading; to MalyikaNima Jackson for the video voice talent; and to William Nazareth, John Backe, Jill Spoon, and Miss Veronica Vera for critical preproduction planning and support
  • Shot on location at Adelante Studios
  • See our full photo portfolio here!


Alina Oswald

Hair/Makeup Design

Hair/Makeup Design

Jessica Padilla & Astoria Grey

Go behind the scenes

Why two yellow Warriors? Because we are a team. When one Warrior had a personal problem and couldn’t make it to the photo shoot, another stepped in at the last minute. And when that replacement needed to be somewhere else, a third filled that spot. We are always here for each other, to get the work done and get the message out. 

This website was funded in part by New Media Strategy Grant 1U79SP020245 with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and in part by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through a contract with Public Health Solutions. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official views of the funders.