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Eight HIV-Positive Folks Talk (Anonymously) About Why They Stay in the HIV Closet

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"S.," Female, 53, South Carolina, HIV Peer Advocate, Diagnosed 1993


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"Elle," Female, 48, Educator, Los Angeles, Diagnosed 1994


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"B.," Female, 47, Community Volunteer, Texas, Diagnosed 2013


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Dan, Male, 63, Retired Banker, New Brunswick, Canada, Diagnosed 1994-1995


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Jeff, Male, 58, Pharmaceutical Executive, Austin, Texas, Diagnosed 2010


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"K.," Male, Early 30s, Doctor, U.S. Midwest, Diagnosed 2006


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Dan, Male, South Carolina, 52, General Manager For Large Hotel Group, Diagnosed 2001


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"J.," Male, 39, Manhattan, Media Professional, Diagnosed 2005


Tim Murphy

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Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.