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First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Kaleo: HIV in Hawaii
Kaleo, an eighth-generation native Hawaiian, has been living with HIV since 1989. He shares his view on how Hawaiian culture deals with HIV and homosexuality.
The Positive Project

Since its founding in 2000, The Positive Project has collected more than 100 first-person stories told by people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. These stories are used to reduce stigma, raise awareness, promote prevention, encourage testing and enhance care.

To learn more about The Positive Project, click here or visit the official Web site to watch more videos. You can also listen to or read our interview with Dr. Tony Miles, co-founder of The Positive Project.



Kaleo: HIV in Hawaii
Kaleo, an eighth-generation native Hawaiian, has been living with HIV since 1989. He shares his view on how Hawaiian culture deals with HIV and homosexuality.

Jill: Caretaking While Infected
HIV-positive Jill has one daughter and cares for many other young relatives. She discusses getting her diagnosis, starting treatment while pregnant, and her decision not to disclose to her daughter yet.

Scott: Infected by His Girlfriend
Scott was infected with HIV by his girlfriend in 1986. Since then, he's become an activist and fundraiser, and tries to remind heterosexual men that they are vulnerable to HIV.

  
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Comment by: Bernadette (Hawaii Moku O Keawe) Thu., Oct. 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm EDT
Mahalo a Nui loa for sharing the clip of KALEO HIV in hawaii..... Truely enjoyed his mana'o that was shared. I currently work for the Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation in Hawaii and appreciate the fact that Kaleo shared his story and of our Hawaiian culture.
Ke Akua Pu !
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Comment by: Carleton M (Brookyln, NY) Fri., Oct. 14, 2011 at 7:35 am EDT
It is truly a blessing for those living with HIV/AIDS to share their experience, strength and hope. Especially those that have been living in times of trails and tribulations. It is very importent for us to realize that the (H) in HIV stands for Human. Now, but simple to me I ask ? Who and what am I.I still need the basic needs all of us need to have for life. I thank the Positive Project" for such and being an agency of encouragement and hope for me and others. While there may not be a cure for HIV/AIDS. There is a healing within each of us if given and knowing the opportunity. This is what has kept me knowing and living with HIV/AIDS since 1985.


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