FRONTRUNNERS are men and women who are leaders in their field with regard to HIV and AIDS, and those who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments to build a better future. FRONTRUNNERS can be men and women from the HIV community, from HIV grassroots organizations, from the world of science, politics and medical care; and activists and artists. FRONTRUNNERS are the ones that lead us, inspire us, and can give us a look into the future.
is the brainchild of Tom Hayes, who started blogging his experience of life with HIV days after he was diagnosed back in 2011. Initially blogging anonymously under the pseudonym ‘UKPositiveLad‘ he has since revealed his true identity to the world.
Photography: Erik Smits and Marjolein Annegarn