Memphian determined to give voice to black women living with HIV

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 04, 2019 1:12 PM CT | Published: September 04, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>L&aacute;Deia Joyce was diagnosed with HIV three years ago.&nbsp;&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t have anything geared to education or prevention,&rdquo; Joyce said of black women. &ldquo;If it was the flu and white women, it would be the greatest cause of attention. There would be public outcry.&rdquo;</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

LáDeia Joyce was diagnosed with HIV three years ago. “We don’t have anything geared to education or prevention,” Joyce said of black women. “If it was the flu and white women, it would be the greatest cause of attention. There would be public outcry.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Three years after her diagnosis, LáDeia Joyce is in a pharmaceutical ad campaign and on the public speaking circuit. 

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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