Ardsley, NY

Positive since 2008

I thought my life was over, but I realized that being positive is not a death sentence.

What three adjectives best describe you?

Fun. Loving. Caring.

What is your greatest achievement?

Working at Rikers Island Correctional Facility as a mental health clinician.

What is your greatest regret?

I have none.

What keeps you up at night?

I have narcolepsy, so I always sleep.

If you could change one thing about living with HIV, what would it be?

The stigma.

What is the best advice you ever received?

Eat well and live life to the fullest.

What person in the HIV community do you most admire?

People who are newly diagnosed.

What drives you to do what you do?

The will of life.

What is your motto?

Live and let others live.

If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?

Since I’m single and don’t have anything, I would just run out of the house.

If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why?

A dog. I had a Rottweiler, and we both gave each other unconditional love.