Bryan C. Jones

Cleveland / OH - Ambassador

Bryan Jones has been thriving with AIDS for over 34 years and has been an Advocate/Activist for half that time. He is a National Founding member of the Undetectable =Untransmittable campaign (U=U) and the founder of the DIRT (Direct, Inspiring, Reachable, Teachable) Advocacy Movement, an initiative that addresses communities of color with conversations that look like us, talk like us, and live like us. DIRT works to hold health departments accountable to the communities they serve. He is a voting member of both the Cleveland HIV Planning Council and the Ryan White Regional Advisory Group. Bryan has presented nationally on mass incarceration, housing instability and HIV, and U=U and was very instrumental in the forming of the Ohio health modernization movement whose mission is to modernize the HIV non-disclosure laws in Ohio. Bryan has been a part of the SERO Project HIV Is Not A Crime National Training Academy for three consecutive years, helping to develop policies and practices for states around the country that are modernizing and revising their HIV criminalization laws.

Bryan is the proud recipient of The Equitas Health 2016 Midwestern Trailblazer Award for a lifelong commitment to the LGBTQ community and HIV/AIDS and the Equitas Health 2016 Midwestern Community Advocate Award. Bryan also has performed his one-man theatrical piece throughout the U.S and abroad entitled “A.I.>D.S….and I Die Slowly.” He is a proud Rattler and Graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.