"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."
After being diagnosed with HIV in April 2018, Toraje Heyward realized that there was much work to do.
We asked people living with HIV: If you could give advice to your newly diagnosed self, what would you say?
While Hataria James is in an incredibly stable place in her life right now, 16 years ago she would have never imagined where she is at today.
"Being a long-term HIV survivor, I also have a long-term relationship with my doctor, Judith Currier, M.D." Sherri Lewis writes. "It's not just a visit here and there. You might even say it is an intimate relationship."
Peter, a business owner living with HIV in Brussels, Belgium, has taken his HIV status and turned it into a life philosophy of healthy living and positive energy.