My HIV Journey
International AIDS Conference 2012 Photo Recap
August 11, 2012
Some photos from the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.
My Tips for HIV Drug Adherence
August 10, 2012
"Compliance and adherence is a must. That's what's going to get you to an undetectable viral load and a healthy CD4 level. ... The things the doctors tell you aren't merely suggestions; they're proven."
Day 426: Making Videos Is Simpler Than You May Think
August 5, 2012
Aaron talks about why and how he keeps making his videos.
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?
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.
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 ...
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.
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."
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.
My HIV Journey
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.
I am now an M.S.W. student at Saint Louis University's College of Public Health and Social Justice and the School of Social Work.
Whether in St. Louis, D.C. 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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