June 28, 2012
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.
Dee Dee, 39, is a transgender woman from Illinois who's been living with HIV for 10 years. She shares her response to being diagnosed, after being infected by a boyfriend who later died; why it was difficult for her to start medication; her thoughts on disclosure; and offers advice for the transgender community.