March 15, 2011
On Sunday March 14th Jeromy Dunn shared his personal story for the first time. Jeromy's mission is eliminate the stigma that people with HIV/AIDS face, through education, community involvement and the collaboration with local businesses and personal testimony through out the Carolinas and around the world. Jeromy has been cohosting POZIAM Radio for the past 2-1/2 years. Jeromy's unique hosting style brings his quick wit and humor to a cause that not to many people can laugh about. Jeromy shares his personal experiences through his Web site and blog, www.pozitivelyspeaking.com. For the first time Jeromy will be sharing his own personal story on POZIAM Radio.
On Sunday March 6th George Montgomery shared his story of what it was like to be diagnosed in the Marines. Three days after graduating from high school, George heads off to basic training for the US Marines. Then unexpectedly George received phone call from the US Marine Commander. He was told that this blood had been randomized into having a HIV test and that, unfortunately, this test had come back positive. Following his diagnosis, George quickly sunk into depression. He turned to alcohol and drugs and stopped attending classes. He stopped getting out of bed, unless it was to head to the bar. Experiencing the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV first-hand meant that George was motivated to become an AIDS activist and peer educator. George is currently actively involved in the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA).
On Sunday February 27th Sean Stub shared his story and spoke about HIV criminalization.Sean Strub is a leading voice for the people with HIV self-empowerment movement. He is the founder of POZ Magazine, senior advisor to the Center for HIV Law & Policy's Positive Justice Project (combating HIV criminalization) and serves on the board of directors of the North American regional affiliate of the Global Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS. He has been living with HIV for more than 30 years.