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I'm Still Aaron Even Though I'm Positive

July 7, 2011

Posted: August 2012

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series.

HIV doesn't change the person that I am. I am still the same friend, same lover, same person ... so why act differently?

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My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis

Reader Comments:

Comment by: Dallas (Melbourne) Fri., May. 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm UTC
Hey Aaron I was diagnosed 2 days ago, just wanted to thank you for what you are doing. It is a lonely place, I am processing but indeed a roller coaster.

I know I will find peace and move forward. Watching your videos are really helping.

Thank you
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Comment by: Vijay (London) Sat., May. 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm UTC
Hey Aaron,

Your video inspired me and gave me positivity beyond what any spiritual teacher can do. Way to go. I have recently lost my job and looking for another one. This is a different kind of battle but feel lonely and anxious. However, your message and bravery inspired me to carry on and look forward. I will pray for u and that God gives us both strength to get through this time and come out with a smiling face. Pray for me too bro that I can get a good job soon and start contributing.

All the best.
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Comment by: dominic (medina,ny) Fri., Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:11 am UTC
i am 17 and i have been diagnosed with gential herpes,in the beginning i felt my life was over,i also "refused to participate in life,i thought shutting myself out from the world was the only outcome,but then i realized i wasnt going anywhere and neither was my diagnosis there was no going back only forward,i am still having trouble couping with it,and its said that a high stress lvl with cause frequent outbreaks,but its hard to be stress free when you get news such as this,it is a ongoing process of couping with it,but i hope it gets easier,i respect your vidoes and how you reach out to others hoping to inform them,and open there eyes to the seriousness to an std,i was one of those ppl who thought it would never happen to me and when it did that was my eye opener,i wish the best to you and i want to let you know your not alone my friend,its hard but having support helps greatly,i have no support tho so its kind of difficult for me as i struggle to move thru life and try to get my old life back.i would love to see more videos and plz message me back.
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Comment by: alan (sacramento,ca.) Mon., Sep. 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm UTC
thanks Aaron for your messages. I have really enjoyed watching and listening to your videos. know that you are appreciated.
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