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I took a rapid HIV test. I never ever expected in a million years the result would be positive.
My goal is to become an HIV counselor. I want to let others know that HIV doesn’t pick anyone in particular; no one is exempt from HIV.
I stopped feeling bad and started being positive about life. I know I can live a long healthy life and I can be a wonderful mother to my child...
I chose to share my status to encourage prisoners and my fellow prison officers to learn about HIV.
The best advice I’ve ever received is ’Stay positive--life is too short.’
I admire anyone in the HIV/AIDS community who has acceptance and strength.
After I was diagnosed I thought I couldn’t have children. But my doctor told me about meds to keep babies from contracting HIV.
I use my story to teach people my age about the reality of HIV.
I focus on inspiring hope, educating and helping others living with and affected by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and well-being.
My goal is to remove the stigma of living with HIV and to educate others so that people do not have to feel ashamed or live in fear.
Though this may sound weird to some, HIV saved my life! I made the changes that were required of me so I could live.
I immediately joined a support group because I was lost and scared and knew nothing about HIV.
For the first three years living with HIV was hard, but then I started to talk at schools and to kids about HIV and that gave me a reason to t...
I will continue to help anybody and everybody that I can, until the day I die from this disease.
I’m a peer educator, activist and occasionally work as a consultant.
Why have I allowed you to define me? I hate you, HIV!
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