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First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: February 2009

February 23, 2009

First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Leanna: Born With HIV
Leanna, also known as Allison, was born with HIV. She's 15 years old and already does public speaking about HIV. She lives with her HIV-positive mom and HIV-negative sister. To contact her, click here.
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Leanna: Born With HIV
Leanna, also known as Allison, was born with HIV. She's 15 years old and already does public speaking about HIV. She lives with her HIV-positive mom and HIV-negative sister. To contact her, click here.

Jessica: Mother and Activist
Jessica has been positive for 11 years. In this interview, she recounts what happened when she first was diagnosed and how she fled into drugs and alcohol. She is now an HIV activist in Mississippi and regularly talks about her life with HIV. To contact Jessica, click here.

Kyle: Using Meditation and Prayer to Stay Focused
What's it like to be an American Indian with HIV? In this moving interview Kyle recounts his journey and the many difficulties he's had adjusting to his new status. To connect with Kyle, click here.
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