On September 22, 2017, people from all over the world captured a moment of
their day to share their stories and stand together against stigma.

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A day with HIV
will return
september 22,
produced by Positively Aware
3:01 AM
Staten Island, New York
United States
Asia Betancourt: Living with HIV is a challenge. We have come a long way and today people are living as normal a life as the next person. It is no longer the death sentence that it was 35 years ago, when we did not know what we were working with.
6:00 AM
Woking, LN
United Kingdom
Living with HIV and facing stigma, you are not alone. Remember when adhering to treatment that #UequalsU. We #CantPassItOn. We have the scientific research to back us up. Who has the right to judge us when they don't know or want to believe in the facts?
7:00 AM
Nashville, Tennessee
Larry Frampton: This picture was taken in my office at the ASO I work at as the Public Policy Director. I just had my breakfast and took my meds and am now ready to start with my day. This is my daily routine, and as a long-term survivor of HIV, I find it easier to try to be consistent in my routine. That is not always possible, but taking my meds at the same time every day, and having my mealtimes during the day and especially getting to bed at the same time every night helps me stay healthy and productive.
7:22 AM
Mechanicsville, VA
Melissa Baker: Watching how the sun shines on her, and happy that she is going to school. Just a another day for me living with HIV and her without it.
7:45 AM
Seattle, Washington
Kelly H.: I have HIV; HIV does NOT have me! Living with HIV doesn't mean that you can't achieve your goals, so go out there and DO something that you love!
8:00 AM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Marci Egel: Having coffee in Washington, D.C. while waiting for the ADAP conference, learning what I can bring back to my agency, Thursday's Child in Long Island, New York.
8:10 AM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Nancy Duncan: Getting ready to attend day two of the ADAP Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. I'll be 60 years young next month and didn't think I'd make it to 40! Just another day with HIV! #grateful
8:10 AM
the Netherlands
Eliane Becks Nininahazwe: On my way to Den Haag [The Hague] to get my visa so that I can travel to Burundi, where I will provide HIV education to the indigenous Batwa people. #adaywithhiv reminds me how lucky I am to have access to medication that has allowed me to still alive! There are still people in the world who die because they lack medication or even the information they need to live. On this day, I am thinking of them all.
8:18 AM
Veneta, Oregon
Maralyn Gill: Living with AIDS since 2004. I was diagnosed in Belize, but had to move back for quality of meds and medical care. I'm a mother of three and grandmother of 9.9 grandchildren—the tenth is due this week. I dream of moving home to Belize to educate and peer mentor my fellow Belizeans.
8.30 AM
Coalville, Leicestershire
United Kingdom
David Rowlands: Today, on #ADaywithHIV, we need to raise #awareness and breakdown the #stigma of living with #HIV. #UequalsU #KnowYourStatus #Test #Treatment #Care
8:45 AM
San Francisco, California
United States
Hank Trout: As a writer and editor-at-large at A&U: America's AIDS Magazine, I try to give voice to the unexpected consequences and challenges as well as the joys of being a Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivor.
8:50 AM
Orlando, Florida
United States
Steve Addona: I am the guy with the silver hair in this picture. Next to me is my associate and co-facilitator of RE-START, Scott Bowles. We are both peer specialists at Hope and Help, Central Florida’s oldest and largest HIV organization. We work directly with men living with HIV, mostly MSM. RE-START is a support meet-up for men who live with or are affected by HIV. We will be the first HIV-positive group in the history of Orlando to march in the Pride parade on Saturday, October 14, 2017. You can friend us on FB: ReStartMensGroup.
9:09 AM
Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
Mark Grantham: I am enjoying the beautiful nature that I've been given. I'm mixing this visual enjoyment with physical exercise. Just as I snapped this photograph, a large bird lit next to me, as if he/she was also enjoying the scenery. Self-care and exercise are things that are important to me; they provide both mental and physical releases. It's vital that I don't allow HIV to get in the way of my enjoyment of beauty and life.
9:27 AM
Richmond, Northern Cape
South Africa
Michael: With the love of my life, Fronsie. As a 22-year long-term survivor, I have no partner. In the early days of AIDS, we were told that dogs were deadly for us and to get rid of them. Fronsie, my "pitbull x bull-terrier," is my angel who lives every minute of every day with me. She is my saviour—without her unquestioning love and devotion I would not survive. I'm one of the 5% of people who suffer very badly from ART, but she doesn't mind the terrible side effects that I have to live with.
9:30 AM
Petersburg, Virginia
United States
Michelle Anderson-Morrison: Simply because I can overcome the negative connotations of what HIV looks like, and what I can do when I decide to live beyond my diagnosis and societal standards of beauty!
9:30 AM
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Mark S King: Today my dear friend Edwin J. Bernard, an HIV criminalization reform advocate, visited me from England. I am grateful that HIV activism has brought me such wonderful friends.
9:37 AM
Cleveland, Ohio
United States
Meghan Ross: Just hanging in my cubicle at work, planning HIV testing events. #adaywithhiv
10:00 AM
Maxton, North Carolina
United States
Billy Willis: Got my passport for my upcoming trip! I'll be an honorary Youth Ambassador to Honduras with Youth Across Borders out of Ohio, but today I'm just a North Carolina millennial on his way to work!
10:00 AM
Austin, Texas
United States
Cynthia: I was a guest on a community radio talk show; the topic was, "Women, HIV & Aging."
10:00 AM
Boston, Massachusetts
AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network clinicians take part in a morning brainstorming session at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Pictured left to right: Jon Li, MD; Davey Smith, MD (via video conference from San Diego); Cheryl Keenan, RN; and Paul Sax, MD. This team and the entire ACTG Network are committed to improving the health and quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS, and to never slow down in our pursuit of a cure.