11:52 AM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Michelle Anderson and Helen Zimba: Black women have the right to complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being. And until we achieve these rights, Helen and I will continue the fight to end reproductive oppression. If we end reproductive oppression for Black women, we end it for all women. Ending the struggle together!
11:53 AM
San Diego, California
United States
William Gary Graves: Having been HIV positive for 34 years has given me the ability to laugh at myself and to find humor every day. Here I am being the King of my future. I decide how I want to live my life to the fullest.
12:00 PM
Los Angeles, California
United States
Mark Hermogeno: At the L.A. Mart checking out new product and learning some stuff. Next month will be the 16th anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. I chose to start my own interior design company just months after finding out my status because I learned life is an unexpected journey, and it's too short to just settle. I control my life; HIV does not.
12:00 PM
Reno, Nevada
United States
Marco Castro-Bojorquez: I want to share this photo because it is of my cat Lola. For the past 20 years she has been in my life. My days with HIV are a little better because of her. I was diagnosed in 1999, and was lucky to receive treatment from the very beginning. I would be lying to you if I said that living with HIV has been easy, because it is a big challenge. Our animal companions are scientifically proven to be a source of strength and love to all of us people living with HIV, and so I want to highlight our pets!
12:00 PM
Orlando, Florida
United States
A day with HIV at DisneyWorld, because my status does not define me or limit my life in any way, shape or form. I'm living the most positive life I can, taking advantage of every day I get, because there are still far too many people who are not as lucky as I am and who don't have proper access to life saving medication.
12:05 PM
Saint Louis, Missouri
United States
Aaron M. Laxton: Thanks to great medications I am able to be a father to an eight-month-old who is very active. HIV is the least interesting thing about my life.
12:08 PM
New York, New York
United States
Stephen Addona: Noontime outreach, Washington Heights, NYC. CDC reports that within the Hispanic/Latino community, 85% of newly diagnosed cases of HIV, are attributed to men who have sex with men.
12:35 PM
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
William Torres: Helping others gives me joy! When I was diagnosed in 2003 I thought life was over. But it was far from it! Since then, I was able to obtain a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and, later on, a master's in rehabilitation counseling. Don’t give up your dreams!
12:37 PM
Bamberg, South Carolina
United States
Connie Johnson: Today, I went to the studio to record the first single Soft Place. Music has always been a large part of my self care regimen and healing journey. It soothes and heals in places nothing else can reach. Music is universal. It doesn't discriminate or judge. Music is a the language of all humans.
12:40 PM
Macon, Georgia
United States
Michael Leon: Sitting in my kitchen checking email and catching up on the goings on in the world. On October 27, I will be celebrating my 30th year of living with AIDS. I decided back then to live as long as possible. It was not until I forgave myself and others, that I accepted my path. I have no fear of my eventual demise, and attempt to live my days as fully as possible.
12:40 PM
Portland, Oregon
United States
Sam Wardwell: For the past three years, these two wonderful souls have been a big part of my life (I’m on the right). As a person born with and living with HIV for 23 years now, I was a frightened chicken when I started working with them. Through the years, with the love and support of these two, I've grown immensely. I went from a scared country girl who thought I couldn't feel comfortable about my own status, to a flourishing young soul that feels comfortable enough to publicly announce my status, and identifying as non-binary.
12:45 PM
Los Angeles, California
United States
Carlos Moreno: Union Station, Los Angeles—A Day for High-Impact Visibility. Not all are able to be out and loud about their status, but that doesn’t make them any less resilient or brave. Let us shed our layers of stigma and shame and unite to show how beautiful our community is.
1:00 PM
Lisbon,
Portugal
Michele Degli Esposti: Together with some travel buddies, I created the first network of LGBT people who live openly and freely with HIV, called Plus-onlus. Plus stands as an added value to our quality of life. In Italy we created (not without difficulty) the first BLQ-CHECKPOINT where we offer rapid HIV testing and much more. We also run a PrEP program. It has taken a lot of effort, time, and visibility, but but now I have a serene, undetectable, healthy, and proud life. 22 years with HIV. Original caption in Italian: Insieme a dei compagni di avventura ho creato il primo network di persone LGBT+ che vivono alla luce la propria libertà sieropositiva, Plus-onlus è il suo nome. Plus sta come valore aggiunto alla quallità della vita. in Italia (non senza difficoltà) abbiamo creato il primo BLQ CHECKPOINT dove offrire il test rapido e molto altro. abbiamo pure un programma PrEP. ho impegnato fatica e tempo nella visibilità ma ora vivo sereno undetectable-sano-libero-fiero. 22 anni con HIV.
1:00 PM
San Francisco, California
United States
Race Bannon: Well over 30 years HIV+ and still thriving.
1:00 PM
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Malaysia
Salina Shaari: If you are diagnosed with HIV don't be afraid, because this is not the ending of your life, but a beginning of new phase in your life to be a better person. Fight against stigma and discrimination to proof that people living with HIV have a chance to be in the community .
1:04 PM
Amersfoort,
The Netherlands
Eliane Becks Nininahazwe: I am picking up my medication at my pharmacy. A Day with HIV reminds me how lucky I am to have access to the treatment. What would I have done 16 years ago if I did not make to South Africa for my treatment? It is important is to be visible if we want to end stigma.
1:27 PM
Peterborough, Ontario
Canada
Brittany Cameron: Holding space for sex workers as we explore the intersections of street-based sex work and harm reduction.
1:34 PM
New York, New York
United States
Charles Sanchez (2019): Getting my regular labs done with phlebotomist extraordinaire Roosevelt. My fab medical team helps me stay healthy and my viral load at #undetectable! I've been living with HIV since 2003, and am grateful to be living and kicking ass!
1:47 PM
Seattle, Washington
United States
Tranisha Arzah: 29 years and still here.
2:00 PM
Houston, Texas
United States
John Termine: What a wonderful day! Thirty-two years positive, and the Fight continues!