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Stephen Hart

'Hart Talks': London Actor Opens Up About Tragedy, HIV, and YouTube

Actor Stephen Hart finds triumph after a sexual assault led to his HIV diagnosis.

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Atlanta Can Do Better to Make Sure People With HIV Have Stable Housing

Local HIV advocate Lisa Britt shares her story of how the city's unspent HOPWA funding mess has impacted her family.

Clockwise from top left: Tiffany Marrero, Tyler Hurt, Corey Clark, and Ariel Sabillon

We're Young, We're Living With HIV, and We've Come a Long Way

In these brief videos, young adults living with HIV answer the question, "What have you learned about yourself since your diagnosis?"

Toraje Heyward

How I Contracted HIV Is None of Your Damn Business

Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.

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HIV Positive People Are Part of Pride, Too!

As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."

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What Being Diagnosed With HIV During LGBTQ Pride Month Taught Me About Resilience

Christopher Kennedy tells his story of being diagnosed with HIV, fighting shame in the face of loved ones' confusion, and finding unexpected love.

Portrait of Charles Sanchez on rainbow glitter background

Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.

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I Moved Back to Atlanta from Boston, and I've Been Out of HIV Meds for a Month

HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

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I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.