Tatiana Melendez waited in the shade during a New England heat wave, ready to make a move.
“I got all the information for you, all right,” Melendez, 46, said as she handed a baggie of info to a passerby. “This is very good for you. For everybody doing sex.”
At Hartford’s Barnard Park, a triangular patch of grass interlocked by streets south of downtown, free HIV screenings were underway in the back seat of a grey Nissan Rogue. Of course, Melendez and her crew would like to identify who is HIV-positive, to provide them services and access to medication.
But they also want to know who is HIV-negative, because there’s a drug for them, too. Check out the full story
By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio