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"I have found it is really difficult to find a place where you can fit in the poz community for many reasons," Kimberly Glanz writes.
"The nurse walked in and said, 'Ms.Thomas, I'm not going to beat around the bush. Your HIV test came back positive,'" Wanona Thomas writes. "In that moment, my heart dropped in my stomach. I felt numb all over. Her words were final."
Kierra Hines reflects on the day her mother "built up the strength and courage to finally tell me that she was HIV positive."
"There is a giant stigma from both [gay and straight] communities against those of us who are bisexual," Josh Middleton writes. "I hope my story and life can help to break some of those stigmas."
"Being isolated is the worst thing that a newly diagnosed HIV positive person can ever have happen to them," Tamala Johnson writes. "I was living my worst nightmare while wide awake."
Excerpts from a collection of journal letters written by an HIV-positive father to his son chronicling the lessons of life he has learned in his journey with HIV.
"Through sharing my story, I want to reduce the stigma in our lives and show others that there is truly life after HIV diagnosis," Nakeisa Brown writes.
"I know, one day, we will all end HIV and stigma," Cat Palladino writes. "But until then be ready for me because I don't give up. I'm a survivor, I'm a warrior, I am HIV positive, and I stand proud."
"My partner is currently undetectable and I know the risk is low," Winnetka Collins writes, "but for me, being on PrEP just gives me a peace of mind."