7:00 PM
Wichita, Kansas
United States
Henry Calderon, Jr.: The more we talk about HIV and stigma, the better all our lives will be!
7:00 PM
Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Jeffery Parks: 51-year-old long-term survivor, doing the one thing I must every day to stay healthy and undetectable—taking my HIV medication.
7:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
United States
Jacob Yousif: Matteo, my MinPin mix, and I heading back from the dog park. It was a great day to be alive. Thankful for my pooch, my life, and the sense of purpose that’s come into my life since my diagnosis. Currently, I work in HIV prevention and sex education for youth. I’m grateful that I get to work with so many others in the fight against HIV—and to share my story with youth, giving them a happy, healthy, unashamed face to associate with HIV.
7:15 PM
Omaha, Nebraska
United States
Erin Fulton: I share my status to prove that I'm comfortable talking about HIV. If I hide away, then no one will ever know and things would never change.
7:30 PM
Sacramento, California
United States
Arturo C. Jackson III: Celebrating love today and 14 poz years together! 39-year poz survivor. <3
7:30 PM
Los Angeles, California
United States
Raif Derrazi: I have an immense sense of pride in how far I’ve come since my HIV/AIDS diagnosis, and pushing my body through competition has been a physical manifestation of me reclaiming my health and fitness. I took this pic after the gym last night to signify the three-week mark. I have a LONG way to go. I wanna share this journey with you. And as a challenge to myself I intend to do a daily vlog every day until the competition, October 12th. Stay tuned.
7:33 PM
Houston, Texas
United States
Kalvin & Eunice Marshall: Renewing our wedding vows. Thirty-four-plus years of marriage, and 13 years with both of us living and loving Our Best Life with HIV. Together Forever.
8:00 PM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Robert Cooke: Blessed while feeling the “Capitol breeze” at the District Wharf in our nation’s capital and my neighborhood! HIV ALIVE and U=U.
8:03 PM
Milano,
Italy
#adaywithhiv
8:08 PM
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Masonia Traylor: Simply stopping by the grocery store after school with my daughter while her brother volunteers after school at the recreation center. I have dismissed stigma while shopping because I know I'm not the only one in the store with HIV/AIDS. Customers and employees are probably living with it, too.
8:36 PM
Plainwell, Michigan
United States
Debbie Sergi-Laws: My dad and I today after a rough day. Living with HIV/AIDS for over 30 years has taught me what it’s like to love and grieve. I’m going to need help with this one....hospice care has been called in after failed lymphoma treatment 😢. I love you, Dad—thanks for being the best!
9:08 PM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Murray C Penner: I am showing off my @dcbeings #UequalsU t-shirt while cooking dinner! @dcbeings and the D.C. Department of Health have teamed up to create sexualbeing.org, a stigma-busting and sexual wellness campaign for the District of Columbia. UequalsU has changed my life, breaking away the stigma that I lived with for so much of the 33 years I've lived with HIV. It inspires me every day, and allows me to have sex with my boyfriend without the worry of passing HIV on to him!
9:08 PM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Murray C Penner: I am showing off my @dcbeings #UequalsU t-shirt while cooking dinner! @dcbeings and the D.C. Department of Health have teamed up to create sexualbeing.org, a stigma-busting and sexual wellness campaign for the District of Columbia. UequalsU has changed my life, breaking away the stigma that I lived with for so much of the 33 years I've lived with HIV. It inspires me every day, and allows me to have sex with my boyfriend without the worry of passing HIV on to him!
9:16 PM
Fredericksburg, Virginia
United States
Jacob and Tabitha Brown: My wife Tabitha Brown, HIV positive for nine and a half years and myself 27 years HIV positive. We are a strong team together, and fight to live for one another.
9:22 PM
Holiday, Florida
United States
Kathleen: Buried my daughter from an overdose two weeks ago. My heart is broken. Life goes on.
9:23 PM
Mount Gilead, Ohio
United States
Mark: I’m tired. I’m done. I’m going to bed! Good night!
9:25 PM
Nashua, Iowa
United States
Tami Haught: The last five years, I have been doing what I call “reclaiming miles,” events I thought I would not be able to experience after my diagnosis. I didn't think I would live long enough to see my son graduate from high school. And yet here I am today, rocking my eight-month-old grandson to sleep.
9:36 PM
Chicago, Illinois
United States
D'Eva Longoria: Today was an exceptionally busy day; I started doing outreach at the Mexican Consulate, where I was able to speak and inform to about 400 people about how to protect and prevent acquiring and transmitting HIV. I was able to empower people by sharing my story, letting them know that HIV lives within our community, and by asking them to talk about it with their friends and family. If they had never met a person who is living with HIV, today was the day!
9:45 PM
Palm Springs, California
United States
Captain Chad Sain (USN/RET), HIV positive since 2008. Celebrates life through his photography and raising awareness to end the stigma in events such as the recent AIDS/Lifecycle 2019. From his personal experiences of coming out later in life, he strives to fight the stigma and stereotyping of being gay and HIV positive. “I celebrate my life daily and I believe only by embracing ALL the diversity within our society will we as a Country achieve our greatest moments.”
9:55 PM
London, London
United Kingdom
Silvia: In my kitchen, after a long day. I am 53 years old. Was diagnosed with HIV for over 22 years ago. HIV is only a small virus; with support treatment and care we can live our lives like anyone else.
10:30 PM
Grand Prairie, Texas
United States
Evany Turk: My cousins and I spending time together watching a movie. This picture is very meaningful on this day because these particular cousins are living with HIV as well. We are all from different states and recently realized that our story as a family can have an impact on others, so we linked up in Atlanta to love on each other and get loved on by our family! Family support has been vital in all our journeys. From left: Delorise Holman-Wiley (from Missouri), me, and Joyce Hampton (from Arkansas).