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People Living With HIV: A Year of Empowerment

November 15, 2016


Sean Strub

Sean Strub

SERO Project

For me, the most moving moments of empowerment are when I'm fortunate enough to witness the evolution of someone who might be newly diagnosed, or maybe was diagnosed long ago but had kept it a secret, to a point where they are not only comfortable with their diagnosis but also have gained a consciousness of being part of a community of loving, dedicated and passionate people living with HIV activists. We saw this repeatedly during HIV Is Not a Crime II when, in session after session, people would stand up and speak strongly and confidently, and often it was for the first time.

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