Anjettica Boatwright is a 52-year-old mother of 5 adult children (One deceased). She is a native of Newark, New Jersey, and currently resides in Paterson, New Jersey. Anjettica was diagnosed with HIV in 1999. Understandably, when she was diagnosed, she was devastated but she decided at that moment to educate herself as well as others about HIV. She became active and very involved in the Bergen and Passaic County Ryan White Planning Counsel, and the New Jersey HIV Planning Group out of Rutgers. She currently sits on the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation Consumer Advisory Board as Chairperson. She is also a keynote speaker for Free Throws for AIDS.org and frequently speaks at schools, churches, and community centers delivering powerful and informative presentations throughout New Jersey. She has participated in AIDS Watch on several occasions through the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation Leadership and Advocacy program and Anjettica has volunteered to answer the Positive Women’s Network (PWN) hotline. She continues to keep herself in a learning mode; she graduated last November with a diploma from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado. She also obtained her associate degree in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts with honors from the same institution.