Ms. Loren Jones was a fierce and committed social justice leader in the East Bay HIV community who transitioned on June 4, 2021. She was instrumental in building East Bay Getting to Zero and ensuring we were rooted in community. She inspired and guided many people in our network over the decades and will remain beloved and will be dearly missed.
In her own words: Loren Renee Jones was a African American woman who lived with the HIV virus for at least 33 years. She resided in Berkeley, CA and was the mother of two women. As part of her journey of serving the HIV community of which she was a part, she served on the Oakland TGA Ryan White Part A Planning Council from 1989-1991, 2011-2017, and 2018-present. Within that body, she held membership on the PLWH/A, Quality, Data, & Services, prevention and Executive committees. She was a founding member and served on the board of Directors for Positive Women’s Network-USA. Loren was a member of the Anchor Study community advisory board as well as the AMFAR Cure Research community advisory board. She served as chair of the Center for Prevention Studies community advisory board (UCSF). Loren cooked, ate, and watched T.V. while working on social justice issues.