To Be Filipino, Gay, And HIV Positive in San Francisco

33 min
Jaime Geaga (right) sits with Long Distance host Paola Mardo. Geaga immigrated to San Francisco in the 80s. He became an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness in the city when he learned Asian Americans were among the most impacted by the epidemic. (Courtesy of Patrick Epino )

Jaime Geaga moved to San Francisco in 1981. He was ready to start a new chapter of his life when he tested positive for HIV. Among Asian Americans, Filipino men were some of the most affected by HIV/AIDS. Filipinos also made up the largest group of Asians in the Bay Area. So Jaime became an activist to educate his community, all while fighting for his life.
This episode is from Long Distance, a documentary podcast with stories about the Filipino diaspora.