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I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

By Aaron Anderson

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

By Evany Turk

This 'Magnetic Couple' Runs to End Stigma

"We have been together for more than a year as a magnetic couple, (one positive and one negative). We are honored to share our story with the world while both running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, raising money to end the HIV epidemic and to ...

By Brandon Strawn and Daniel Eggert for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

And Then, I Was a Single HIV-Positive Mother

"You cannot work on something that never existed," Brooke Davidoff writes. "You cannot give a dead marriage CPR and wake up one day to a miracle."

By Brooke Davidoff

Modern Family

Two same gender loving men in a serodifferent marriage start a family of their own.

By Jourdan Barnes for Positively Aware

Even When Criminalization Isn't a Threat, Abusers Still Use HIV as a Tool of Control and Coercion

Women living with HIV are nearly twice as likely to experience intimate partner violence than women living without HIV. One reason? The continuing shame and stigma of being HIV positive.

By Victoria Law

The Terrifying Crystal Meth Story I Have Never Told: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"When my guard is down, it comes to me. It flashes across my mind, an uninvited assault the dark memory rushes in like a raid."

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com

Owning Your Life: Guy Anthony on Becoming an HIV Advocate and Dating After Sexual Assault

"All I had seen in the news about HIV is that 'you're going to die," Guy Anthony says. "I didn't want to accept that narrative for myself; neither did I want to accept that narrative for my friends."

By Alisha Bridges for HealthCentral

People in Authority Misled My Husband About His HIV Risk; Now We're Divorced

"All of the sudden, he wasn't really interested in sex," recalls Alleen King-Carter. "Even though I had educated him about how HIV undetectable = untransmittable, his counselors and parole officers said he was still endangering himself."

By Alleen King-Carter

Why I'm Part of the HIV Undetectable = Uninfectious Campaign: A Video Blog Entry by Josh Middleton

"As someone who is in a mixed-status relationship where treatment as prevention (TaSP) is our chosen form of protection, I felt it was important to participate in the Undetectable = Uninfectious project," Josh Middleton writes.

By Josh Middleton