amfar_videos.jpgIt’s not every day that one gets to be part of a media campaign to promote AIDS research, especially the need for a cure. Today happens to be that day for me.

“Making AIDS History” is an initiative of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Here’s a description from the website:

"Here at, you’ll see how advances in AIDS research are transforming lives and shaping dreams. The 30-year struggle against AIDS is the sum of 50 million personal stories of heartache, courage, and triumph over adversity. Stories of men, women, and children from every walk of life. The stories collected here remind us how far we’ve come and affirm our collective commitment to making AIDS history."
Watch the PSA:

And watch my story:

The HIV/AIDS pandemic will never end without a cure. Thankfully, the science is finally offering real hope on the horizon for a true end to HIV/AIDS.

I am both humbled and proud to be included in this project. My fellow participants all have incredibly compelling stories to share, so I encourage everyone to also watch their stories (warning, you might want to keep some Kleenex handy).

Go to to watch their stories, to learn more about the inspiring AIDS research supported by amfAR and to help amfAR continue its mission to end AIDS.


P.S. POZ also has told the stories of some of the folks (including yours truly) involved in this project, so check them out. Click here to read the story of the Stirling-Meredith family (Yonas, their youngest son, is the kid holding the clapperboard above), click here to read more about David Robertson and click here to read my story.