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Slowly but surely, I began to put my life back together. I knew I had to live in my truth: This is my life and I’m taking charge.
Using his experience as an HIV/AIDS advocate, Ryan Clary has played a major part in shaping the national conversation around viral hepatitis
HIV positive since 1996, Kevin Langeslay was diagnosed with stage 4 anal cancer in 2011.
I wasn’t the only person who had a family member or loved one who had HIV. I felt that I didn’t need to hide or be ashamed.
I walked around for almost two years knowing I had the virus but not getting tested because I was afraid.
I still haven’t told a single soul about my condition. Perhaps, that’s what has been eating me up.
I am now ready to present my story internationally, and I think that this is a good place to start.
Writing over the years has been calming and healing for me.
My goal is to become a motivational speaker as well as an HIV advocate.
I’ve lived 34 years strong with the virus.
Diagnosed with hepatitis C and HIV, Gloria Searson became a powerful advocate for many.
I am living proof that being HIV positive is not the end of the world.
When I was first diagnosed, I saw HIV as a death sentence. But I know that doesn’t have to be the case as long as I take care of myself.
The best advice I received was to get up out of myself, push forward and live.
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