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Inspiring Stories of People Affected by HIV/AIDS

Stories About Men

Stories About Men
Josh Robbins was already an HIV advocate in Nashville, Tenn., when unprotected sex left him on the receiving side of his organization's services. He opens up about disclosure, growing up gay in the U.S. South, and befriending the man from whom he acquired HIV. Read Josh's story.

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Stories About Women

Stories About Women
When Nicole Price switched from condoms to birth control pills, she didn't suspect that HIV infection would be the result. In this interview, she explains how she dealt with her diagnosis, kicked her meth addiction and rediscovered the everyday joys of living. Read Nicole's story.

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Stories About Young People

Stories About Young People
When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. Her diagnosis was a lot for a 17-year-old to take in, but the more she learned about HIV, the more firmly she felt that her diagnosis wouldn't stop her from living life to the fullest. Read Lolisa's story.

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Stories About Older People

Stories About Older People
"I'm doing damn good," says Ed Viera, Jr. "I exercise, I eat right, I sleep, I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs." He's been HIV positive for more than 25 years, and he declares he's "never going to stop living." Read Ed's story.

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Stories About Family and Loved Ones

Stories About Family and Loved Ones
While many believe HIV is a challenge too big for a couple to overcome, nothing could be further from the truth for the McLoyds. Their love is a glue stronger than HIV, and it is crystal clear that they are each other's hero. Read Peter and Kathy's story.

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Stories About Transgender People

Stories About Transgender People
It was 1993 when Cecilia Chung was diagnosed with HIV while living in San Francisco. Born Catholic, she thought she was being punished for coming out as transgender. "You transitioned," she remembers thinking. "This is God's way of telling you he doesn't approve." Read Cecilia's story.

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