Maria A. Davis
Health and Community Advocate
Music industry insider Maria Davis was diagnosed with HIV in 1995 after unknowingly contracting the virus from the man whom she was planning to marry. Since her diagnosis, Maria has become a devoted advocate for HIV awareness, educating women, men and children about the disease. Maria has been very vocal about living with HIV lending a voice to women impacted by the epidemic. Maria has leveraged her position in the entertainment industry to educate the community about HIV by partnering with organizations such as Life Beat: Music Industry Fights HIV and BET Rap it Up Community Service, as well as serving as a key note speaker for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. Maria also regularly volunteers her time in the community, speaking to educators, health care providers, and other members of the community regarding the importance of HIV/AIDS awareness.
World Aids Day December 1st
Maria sat down with Amfar to discuss the importance of AIDS education and advocacy.
Help to continue Maria's advocacy efforts
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”