In these two videos, Patrick details how he became HIV positive, starting with his early years coming out as gay in high school, right up to the present day. Patrick begins talking specifically about his "Day One With HIV" at the end of the first video and into the second video.
Want to share your own "Day One With HIV" story of finding out your diagnosis? Write out your story (1,000 words or fewer, please!), or film a YouTube video, and email it to email@example.com. In the coming months, we'll be posting readers' "Day One" stories here in our HIV/AIDS Resource Center for the Newly Diagnosed. Read other stories in this series.