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Rae Lewis-Thornton

Rae Lewis-Thornton is an Emmy Award winning AIDS Activist. She rose to national acclaim when she told her story of living with AIDS on the cover of Essence Magazine. As one of the pioneering African-American women with AIDS in the United States, RLT travels the country challenging stereotypes and myths around HIV/AIDS. Her focus is HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

She has been featured in countless magazines such as Essence, Ebony, Emerge, Jet, Glamour and O the Oprah Magazine, as well as numerous news and television shows such as Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, CNN and Black Entertainment Television (BET) to name a few. RLT has committed her adult life to educating on the topic on HIV/AIDS.


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