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

November 12, 2009

First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Sheila: Ups and Downs of the Positive Life
Forty-three-year-old Sheila has been living with HIV for more than nine years. Though she's now open about her status, that openness comes with a challenge to those she discloses to: "Do you want to know who I am -- or just what I've got?"
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Sheila: Ups and Downs of the Positive Life
Forty-three-year-old Sheila has been living with HIV for more than nine years. Though she's now open about her status, that openness comes with a challenge to those she discloses to: "Do you want to know who I am -- or just what I've got?"

Horace: Learning to Adhere to Meds
Horace is 45 years old and lives in Chicago, Ill. He has been living with HIV for 15 years. He talks about his struggles learning to adhere to his HIV meds, and shares his take on the best way to tell others you have HIV. To contact him, click here.

Tyler: Living Openly With HIV
Tyler is a 24-year-old Ohio resident who was diagnosed with HIV less than four years ago. He believes that disclosing your HIV status can feel as liberating as coming out of the closet about being gay. To contact him, click here.
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