HIV/AIDS Activist & Drag Queen
Jahlove Serrano (he/him/his), a.k.a. Jahlisa A. Ross, is a health educator, youth advocate, HIV/AIDS activist, androgynous model/runway coach, Drag Queen, background dancer and choreographer to the stars. He is also a Bronx native of Belizean and Guatemalan descent. Serrano’s peer leadership began shortly before turning 16, when he contracted HIV and made the decision to be very public with his HIV status. He did this in order to combat the ignorance and stigma around HIV/AIDS within the LGBTQ community and in the Caribbean diaspora. Jah has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach and research on a global, national, and city level to address the needs of HIV positive youth (and with youth in general, regardless of their status).
Jahlove has worked with the NYC AIDS Institute, National Gay Mens Advocacy Coalition, The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS North America (GNP+NA), AIDS ALLIANCES, The White House, and The Department of Health.
He's currently on a national campaign called "HIV Stops with Me,” New York City’s "In Care" campaign and Janssen “Positively Gearless” global campaign. Jahlove uses his entertainment platform to promote HIV/AQueer Caribbeans of NYC Info Card_FrontIDS Awareness and education throughout the United States and beyond.