Jako is a powerful advocate for AIDS education and prevention. Infected in 1991, Jako is a twenty-eight year survivor of HIV/AIDS. Her documentary film about HIV+ youth, Blood Lines, broadcast for five years on MTV. This award winning film is now used around the world to educate youth about HIV/AIDS. She has spoken directly with over 350,000 people and her media outreach has communicated with tens of millions. Her interviews have appeared in print: Glamour, The New York Times, USA Today; and television: Lifetime, Discovery Channel, MTV, CNN. She is included in the books Girlfriends and Women of Courage. In May of 2006, she appeared pregnant on the cover of Newsweek Magazine’s commemoration of the 25th anniversary of AIDS in America. Currently, she is a face of Alicia Key’s Empowered campaign. She continues to empower and inform the public about HIV disease.
"a powerful advocate for AIDS education"