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Porchia Dees

Porchia Dees

Porchia Dees was born HIV positive in 1986 and is from San Bernardino, California. Porchia graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a BS in Anthropology. She has been doing HIV prevention and activism work since 2013. Helping others and giving back to her community is her passion. Educating people on the topic of HIV and public speaking have become her calling. She feels she did not choose this life; it was given to her. With that being said, most importantly, her goal is to touch and inspire as many lives as she can with her story, and with hope!

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