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Aaron Laxton

My HIV Journey


Day 425: Reality of Stigma
August 4, 2012

As I prepare to move I think about the fact that stigma is everywhere around me. I recently viewed an apartment and something that went through my mind is "What will happen if people find out I am HIV positive". Have you had to deal with stigma because of HIV/AIDS? If so, what was the situation and how did you deal with it?

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Fake It Till You Make It!
July 12, 2012

Not much to say, just a video about frustrations. Remember that you never know what others are going through and even though they appear happy, it doesn't mean they are.

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Aaron Dancing Around Crazy to "Proud"
July 9, 2012

So I was getting ready to go out tonight and decided to have an impromptu show ... my dogs think that I am crazy ...

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Facing Homelessness
June 12, 2012

As most of you know I have not posted a video in a few weeks. Since I share all aspects of my Journey with HIV it is only natural that I share this part although it is hard to do so. For those of you living with HIV and dealing with homelessness please let me know. I would love to hear from you.

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Me and My HIV Horse-Sized Pill Before Bed
June 8, 2012

"This is my nightly ritual and it will be the nightly ritual for me for the remainder of my life. ... It's not as simple as just taking one pill; it's taking one very expensive pill."

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My Letter to HIV: A Video From Aaron Laxton
May 2, 2012

My Journey: My Letter to HIV

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Dealing with Addiction
April 26, 2012

Addiction and substance abuse is something that can not only get out of hand but can and does ruin people's lives every day. In this video I talk about my own addiction to Crystal Meth and offer some guidance to those that might be battling addiction.

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HIV Day 318; Piercings and Tattoos For HIV-Poz Peeps
April 19, 2012

A brief video covering the topic of safety regarding tattoos and piercings for HIV-positive individuals. This video stems from a viewer that had questions regarding being poz and wanting to get body art. I hope this video answers some questions for you.

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What the Leather Community Means to Me
March 5, 2012

I wanted to take a moment and talk about what Leather means to me. It is more than what a person is or is not into and rather is more about simply being who you are. I am thankful to be a part of this great community and count myself very lucky.

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Shit Gay Guys Say at Risk of HIV
January 22, 2012

So I figured I would join the madness of things people say. All of the following things might be heard from a gay guy that is horny ...

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My HIV Journey


Aaron Laxton

Aaron Laxton

I am simply a guy who on June 6, 2011, received the news that over 33 million people have received: I am HIV positive. I decided in that split moment to record the journey that I was embarking on so that I might help others as they receive that news.

I am not a doctor and I do not endorse any agenda other than simply living a healthy life. I am an activist and advocate and simply want to make the world a better place. I hold a degree in sociology and psychology. I am a product of the Missouri Foster System and this is one of my main passions, second only to the work I do with HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention.

I embrace a sex-positive model. People are going to have sex; it is a natural part of who we are. However we need to make sure that it is safe. I can be found on weekends throughout St. Louis, Missouri, passing out condoms and safe-sex kits.

Whether in St. Louis, DC or around the nation, I always jump at the chance to help change not only policies to better serve those that need help but to also change the landscape of the society that we live in.

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