Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: January 2011

January 7, 2011

First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Sharon: Aging With HIV and Still Going Strong
When she was diagnosed in 1988, Sharon felt as if she was the only woman in the world with HIV. Now 57, she's a long-term survivor who speaks passionately about aging with HIV and the new happy hour culture among seniors. To contact Sharon, click here.
The Positive Project

Since its founding in 2000, The Positive Project has collected more than 100 first-person stories told by people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. These stories are used to reduce stigma, raise awareness, promote prevention, encourage testing and enhance care.

To learn more about The Positive Project, click here or visit the official Web site to watch more videos. You can also listen to or read our interview with Dr. Tony Miles, co-founder of The Positive Project.



Sharon: Aging With HIV and Still Going Strong
When she was diagnosed in 1988, Sharon felt as if she was the only woman in the world with HIV. Now 57, she's a long-term survivor who speaks passionately about aging with HIV and the new happy hour culture among seniors.

Mark: Growing Up in the HIV Closet
Mark, a 31-year-old hemophiliac, was infected with HIV and hepatitis C before he was 5 years old. After hearing about Ryan White and other kids with HIV who experienced stigma and fear, he hid his status until college.

Lisa: Learning About HIV While Pregnant
Lisa, 47, discovered she was HIV positive while she was pregnant. Since then, she's navigated the tricky waters of disclosing to family members without worrying them, and raising children while living with HIV. She shares her story and advice for pregnant women with HIV.
Next
First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: February 2011
Previous
First-Person Stories From HIV-Positive People: November 2009




This article was provided by The Positive Project. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:
http://www.thebody.com/content/art60102.html

General Disclaimer: TheBody.com is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through TheBody.com should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.