Award-winning HIV/AIDS activist, philanthropist, motivational speaker, and founder & CEO of POZitive Impact, LLC, Christopher Barnhill is changing the face of activism. At the age of 16 Christopher discovered that he was infected at birth with HIV. This motivated him to dedicate his life’s mission to promote HIV/AIDS and personal awareness. Christopher has spent the last 8 years speaking publicly to audiences of 100 to 10,000 about the impact and responsibility of being positive.
Christopher’s desire is to be the “Hope” for other young HIV-positive individuals by demonstrating there is life while being HIV-positive. In addition to his many accomplishments, he also has worked on the Obama Administration’s National HIV Strategy in regards to HIV and Youth and a licensed youth minister for The Community Church of Washington DC
Christopher has presented and worked alongside note-worthy individuals like Alicia Keys, Bono, and Bill Gates. In the past year, Christopher’s determination and desire has thrust him into the spotlight. Christopher has become the National Spokes model for The National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Organization (NBHAAD). He also has been featured in the International AIDS Society Documentary “Passing the Torch”, and received “The Next Generation Award” from Metro Weekly.