Anna Fowlkes

Anna Fowlkes


Anna E. Fowlkes, a native of Baltimore, was one of Baltimore City Health Department's 2019 "People Who Look Like Me" commercial and campaign. She was featured on the cover of the September 2017 edition of POZ magazine. The accompanying article featured Anna and her mate in a discussion about relationships among older HIV positive adults. Additionally, Ms .Fowlkes was one of the faces of New York city's 2014 “Age Is Not A Condom” campaign. Created by ACRIA, this campaign reminds and encourages older adults to practice safer sex. Since her diagnosis in 2006, Anna's role as an HIV and AIDS education and prevention advocate, activist and spokesperson positioned her to host the Baltimore City Health Department's e-learning HIV management program "Positively!", which is the definitive guide for promoting safe and healthy living. “Senior Dating-Older, Wiser, Safer” and "Love Ain't Supposed to Hurt" are videos which Anna wrote and produced on the topics of safer sex and domestic abuse.

In 2016, she attended the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (IAC).where she worked as a volunteer. Anna also attended the Women Now Summit which was sponsored by Sister Love and the Positive Women’s Network Ms. Fowlkes was inducted into Sister Love's 2020 Leading Women's Society in 2013. She is a member of Positive Women's Network and the Maryland State HIV Planning Group (HPG) where she Chairs' the Special Population Committee. She served six years on the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council and was a member of the Baltimore City Health Department's Health Literacy Panel and Chase Brexton's Patient Advisory Council (PAC). She continues to work with POWAB (Places of Worship Advisory Board) and Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL).

Anna has appeared on several television news shows, including and HLN's Weekend Express. She has shared her personal story on secular and Christian radio shows and has been featured in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States
Ms. Fowlkes encourages everyone to: Get Educated: Knowledge is power, what you don't know can harm you. Get Involved: Be part of the solution and not part of the problem . Get Tested: Know your status and Protect yourself

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