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    "When the counselor asked me how I thought people get HIV, I said, 'Promiscuity, that's how they get it. They're out being a ho \[whore, prostitute\]. If they're out being a ho they deserve it.' Which was very ignorant \[of me to say\] but I felt really strong about that."
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    "I went in, the counselor gave me my results and basically said, 'As of this moment you are HIV positive.' Everything he said after that sounded foreign. The walls started to close in. I really don't remember it. I was in the room by myself. I couldn't hear anything. I couldn't see anything. I couldn't move. I was really surprised and shocked and upset and scared."
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    "One thing is that there is no such thing as a gay black man in African-American society. ... The fact that HIV is a gay man's disease, that puts us even lower on the totem pole."
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    "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster."
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    D'Jaun Black

    Erika Nelson