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First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: January 2012
January 11, 2012
Felipe: Overcoming Addiction to Get Healthy
Former drug user Felipe was homeless when he got his HIV diagnosis. Since then, he's taken charge of his health, and now has advice for other addicts.
Naimah: Balancing Health and Family
Naimah was diagnosed with HIV while she was pregnant with her second child. She talks about balancing her needs with kids' needs and how HIV has affected her family.
Jon: Finding Passion in HIV Work
Jon contracted HIV from a boyfriend who turned out to be cheating on him. Now he's found his passion working for an HIV organization and is happily in a magnetic relationship.
Prairie: Native American Infected at 20
Prairie is a 24-year-old Native American from the Northern Plains. She is an HIV/AIDS educator and a mother and has been infected for four years.
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.
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Overcoming Addiction to Get Healthy
Felipe, 37, HIV positive for more than four years.
Balancing Health and Family
Niamah, 44, HIV positive since 1992.
Finding Passion in HIV Work
Jon, 34, HIV positive for six years.
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