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Positively Aware's A Day With HIV in America Campaign


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By Justin B. Terry-Smith

September 3, 2013

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE WITH HIV?

Positively Aware magazine wants you to think about that question. Because, whether you're positive or negative, we are all affected by HIV.

On Sept. 21, take a snapshot of a moment from your everday life. Use your digital camera or cell phone camera, and capture a scene: Getting ready for work. Hanging out with friends. Spending a quiet moment alone. Caring for someone with HIV. The idea is to come up with your own response to the question, What does it mean to live with HIV?

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT

Once you've taken your picture, email it to artdirector@positivelyaware.com. Include your name (and the names of anyone else in your photo) and phone number (so that we can call to verify you are who you say you are), your HIV status (if you want), and a caption describing the scene, giving your location and the time you took the picture. Also, please indicate whether you want your name and HIV status included in the caption we publish.

Photos can be in JPEG, TIF, or RAW file format, and must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 4 x 5 inches. They can be color or black and white photos. Cell phone camera photos are acceptable, provided that they meet resolution requirements.

Selected photos will appear in a special section of the November-December issue of Positively Aware. Additional photo submissions will be available for viewing at www.ADayWithHIVinAmerica.com.

Positively Aware's A Day With HIV in America Campaign

Remember:

Picture Day is Sept. 21. Deadline is Sept. 23.

Send photos and questions to artdirector@positivelyaware.com.

THIS WAS MY PICTURE FOR LAST YEAR IN 2012's A DAY WITH HIV IN AMERICA'S CAMPAIGN for POSITIVELY AWARE MAGAZINE

PIC OF THE DAY from last year's A Day with HIV: 11:30 PM: Laurel, Maryland. Justin B. Terry-Smith (pictured, right): "When I found out I was HIV-positive, I thought I wouldn't have any children and it destroyed me. Yesterday, my husband Phillip and I were approved for foster/adoption of two children. We currently have one foster care LGBT teen. For my husband and my foster son, I stay healthy and take my meds."

On Saturday, Sept. 21st, take your best shot against HIV! Use your smartphone or digital camera on that day and capture a moment of your life. Share your story. #adaywithhiv #antistigma

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Justin B. Terry-Smith

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Justin B. Terry-Smith may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own blog and Web site, and he's even on YouTube. And who can blame him? Only 30, he already has an incredible story to tell. Justin admits he used to live "a very dangerous life," but since his diagnosis three years ago, the former heavy drinker and drug user has turned his life around.
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