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First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Anthony: Parent and Partner to People Living With HIV
Although HIV negative himself, Anthony adopted an HIV-positive son and has a positive partner. He shares the ways in which HIV has had an impact on his life.
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.

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Parent and Partner to People Living With HIV
Anthony, 41, affected by HIV for 20 years.

From Addiction to Recovery
Deborah, 52, HIV positive for 16 years.

Living in a Rural Community
Michael, 50, HIV positive for 15 years.

  
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Comment by: Sue (Washington) Wed., Mar. 21, 2012 at 1:56 am EDT
Thank you Anthony for breaking the stigma. I have been rejected many times after disclosing my status. I take good care of myself, very healthy and live like a normal person-but all this changes once i share my status. Last month i got this "Do Not Contact Me Again" I felt like a steel door closed a head of me, with a loud sound. I am despised for being HIV+, it is not my fault for being positive. I am a person with a kind heart, a person who have saved many lives, a person who values humanity, a person who is a role model in our community. However i am seen different once i disclose my status.

So Tony, You are a role model. You never know how your partner can help you in life, even though you are not HIV+. All the blessings to you and your family!!!!!!!!!!
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Comment by: Anonymous Wed., Mar. 7, 2012 at 12:39 am EST
Thank you, Tony. The world would be a better place if more people were as intelligent, reflective, and kindhearted as you. I have a lot of respect for you, your outlook, and your actions.
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