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First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: February 2012
February 24, 2012
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.
Deborah: From Addiction to Recovery, From Recovery to Adherence
Deborah, 52, likely contracted HIV through drug use and struggled with addiction even after her diagnosis. She started HIV treatment in prison, but continued to struggle with adherence.
Michael: Living With HIV in a Rural Community
Michael, who lives in a small, rural community, has to travel to a big city for medical care and to maintain his privacy. He offers advice for other positive gay men and their HIV case workers in small town.
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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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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