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Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast Journalist, Calls Being Diagnosed With HIV His "Worst Day"

October 6, 2011

For his Daily Beast blog "The Dish," controversial British journalist Andrew Sullivan opens up about being diagnosed with HIV in 1993. In a video blog called "The Worst Day," Sullivan discusses the actual day he tested positive, how HIV barred him from gaining citizenship in the U.S., and how he couldn't stop shaking after getting the news.

Watch video below:

How was your experience compared to Sullivan's?

Kellee Terrell is the former news editor for and

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Comment by: Al B. (Los ANgeles) Tue., Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm UTC
The day Andrew Sullivan came out in support of the war in Iraq was my worst day, the day his holier than thou hypocrisy towards latex free sex was exposed when his BareBack City profile came to light was my best day.
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Comment by: Harvett (Cleveland, OH) Thu., Oct. 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm UTC

My grandmother once told me that the "goody two shoes" carry more disease than anyone.

Comment by: M. (Spain) Sat., Oct. 8, 2011 at 6:34 am UTC
Thank you for your video Andrew. I can understand exactly where you're coming from when you say, "worst day of your life".
Me, my pregnant wife and 2 year old son were all diagnosed positive on the same day in August 2008. Horror beyond belief. Very quickly the only option seemed to be ending our own lives. I can remember driving home from the hospital that day wondering how fast I needed to drive at a wall to kill us all instantly.

Our lives are not so dark now and have a beautiful 2 year old daughter.

Each and every day I hunt the web for developments in medical research in the hope that the day will come when I find...."A Cure for HIV".

Please god that day comes for us all very soon.

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