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Facing Stigma: 'A Day With HIV' Participants Open Up About Stigma

Mark Holmes
From "A Day With HIV" submitted by Mark Holmes
    David Spiher and Ralph Thurlow
    David Spiher (right) with husband Ralph Thurlow: "People living with HIV don't feel safe enough to be visible and that invisibility means our communities don't 'know' us."
    Hank Trout
    Hank Trout: "Having lived with HIV since before my diagnosis in 1989, I've learned that the only way to combat the stigma that attaches to being HIV-positive is to normalize being positive ..."
    David Durán

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    David Duran is a freelance journalist and writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow him on Twitter at @mrdavidduran.

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