POZ Magazine Top 100 – Southern US


The Philadelphia Center is proud announce one of it’s own has made the POZ magazine’s list of advocates influencing HIV/AIDS education and policy in the South. Advocacy Coordinator Chip Eakins is featuring in the upcoming December issue of POZ magazine.

Chip Eakins

Shreveport, Louisiana


Chip Eakins, MA

Chip is currently taking the HIV med Truvada as PrEP, and he doesn’t care who knows it. In fact, he wants as many folks as possible to hear about the pre-exposure prophylaxis. Chip believes that an effective way to spread the word about prevention—and HIV in general—is to be vocal and public. That’s why he excels as the advocacy coordinator at Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, where he puts himself front and center in the efforts to fight HIV criminalization, promote HIV testing and advocate for those living with the virus. He’s also active with the Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network (LAAN), making his voice heard well beyond the northwest parish.