May 23, 2013
In these two videos, Patrick details how he became HIV positive, starting with his early years coming out as gay in high school, right up to the present day. Patrick begins talking specifically about his "Day One With HIV" at the end of the first video and into the second video.
Patrick is a 24-year-old, black, gay male living in Northern Virginia. Learn even more about Patrick by reading his "Letter to HIV."
Want to share your own "Day One With HIV" story of finding out your diagnosis? Write out your story (1,000 words or fewer, please!), or film a YouTube video, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the coming months, we'll be posting readers' "Day One" stories here in our HIV/AIDS Resource Center for the Newly Diagnosed. Read other stories in this series.