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Together, our stories can change the way the world sees HIV/AIDS. When people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS share their tales of how they personally overcome the hurdles of HIV, it inspires others battling HIV and breaks down the shame, silence and stigma surrounding the disease. The stories of our friends, families, lovers, neighbors, doctors, social workers and peers everywhere also show others that they can get involved in the fight against AIDS.

So, whether you’re HIV-positive or HIV-negative, POZ wants to hear how you are standing up to HIV in your life. Just tell us a bit about yourself in the space provided below. Selected entries will be published online and in print!

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* Tell us your story ( 10000 characters left ):

* What three adjectives best describe you? ( 200 characters left ):

* What is your greatest achievement? ( 200 characters left ):

* What is your greatest regret? ( 200 characters left ):

* What keeps you up at night? ( 200 characters left ):

* If you could change one thing about living with HIV, what would it be? ( 200 characters left ):

* What is the best advice you ever received? ( 200 characters left ):

* What person in the HIV/AIDS community do you most admire? ( 200 characters left ):

* What drives you to do what you do? ( 200 characters left ):

* What is your motto? ( 200 characters left ):

* If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out? ( 200 characters left ):

* If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why? ( 200 characters left ):

Please provide the following information about yourself. (Only your name and location will be shared on All other information will remain confidential.)

Privacy Warning: Please realize that the POZ Stories are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and do not wish share this information with the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web) then please post your story anonymously and do not include any information that is self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of content on this site, so think before you post.

* First name:

* Last name:

* Your e-mail:

Primary phone:

Other phone:

Address line 1:

Address line 2:

* City:

* State:

* Zip:

* Country:

Date of Birth:


Ethnicity (Check all that apply):

American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Sexual orientation:

* Are you HIV positive?

What year were you diagnosed with HIV?

Please provide a link where we can download a photo to post on ( 200 characters left ):

OR email up to three (3) photos to Be sure to include your full name with submitted photos. (You do not have to provide a photo to share your story but stories with photos will be highlighted on the POZ Stories homepage.)

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