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"A day with HIV is another day for me to bloom. To grow. To bask in the light and plant my own seeds into this world."

Devin Middleton, Decatur, GA

on wednesday, sept. 22, get in the picture

Positively Aware magazine presents A Day with HIV, anti-stigma campaign. A Day with HIV captures 24 hours in the lives of people affected by HIV—that’s everyone, regardless of status. Photography and the power of storytelling combine to confront stigma. Get in the picture, and share your story with the world.

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Federal Way
Washington,
United States
12:00 am

28 years and I’m still here didn’t think I would be when I was first diagnosed in 1993

Winston-Salem
NC,
United States
1:09 am

We who are living with HIV are uniquely suited to survive the COVID epidemic. We should extend our hearts, full of compassion to those

Shoreline
WA,
United States
1:43 am

September 22nd… Another year, gracefully around the sun (52nd).🎂 Another clean and sober “belly-button” birthday (36th)☕ Another year as a successful OHS survivor.❤️‍🩹Another successful UNDETECTABLE year of

St. Petersburg
FL,
USA
1:50 am

I was diagnosed on 11/08/08, a day l will never forget. It was definitely life-altering. I made the decision at that point to be

Johannesburg
Gauteng,
South Africa
6:05 am

Diagnosed in 1997 that’s 24 years ago. Living a healthy life at age of 62 . Treatment has given me the ability to live

Fort Worth
Texas,
United States
6:15 am

I’ll be turning 54 in just about two weeks, and I’ve been living with HIV for nearly half of those years. And as a

Chula Vista
California,
United States
7:04 am

The best year of my life, living a Healthy day with HIV and thriving at 62.

Chattanooga
TENNESSEE,
United States
7:13 am

I finished a cup of tea, made my gratitude list and am listening to the rain. I’m getting ready to go Substitute Teach, a

Cheyenne
Wyoming,
USA
7:25 am

9-22-2021, 7:25 am, Cheyenne WY… today’s selfie is a reminder that I am stronger than my diagnosis. I was diagnosed HIV positive 8 years

Key West
Florida,
United States
7:34 am

Off to volunteer for our local ASO, AH of Monroe County.

San Francisco
CA,
United States
7:45 am

So far, I’ve had some 12,000 Days with HIV. I try to make the most of each one of them, to make each of

Charlotte
North Carolina,
USA
7:54 am

I’ve been living with HIV since 2009. Today I rarely even think about it as I go about my life. I’m fortunate to work

Lexington
Kentucky,
United States
8:00 am

Spending 32 years of my life with HIV has given me much time for reflection. Advanced medications and some incredible doctors over the years

Sacramento
California,
United States
8:00 am

Picking 200 pounds of tomatoes at a local farm to can for food security.

Alexandria
Virginia,
United States
8:11 am

A day in the life of HIV, one day at a time.

Palm Springs
California,
United States
8:16 am

Living with HIV for 32 years. Active with Let’s Kick Ass in Palm Springs.

North Bergen
NJ,
USA
8:25 am

My daughter and I exploring good vs evil at work in a party store. She is living proof a mom with HIV can have

Washington
District of Columbia,
USA
8:30 am

After hours of insomnia, I started planning my day, and practiced piano once the hour seemed reasonable. Life can be challenging and life can

Paradise
East Coast Demerara,
Guyana
8:30 am

HIV does not define who I am. In the war for 17 years. It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS but

Wilton Manors
Florida,
United States
8:32 am

Playing my accordion at the start of my day. The magic of music is that while I am playing, I no longer have HIV

London
London,
UK
8:39 am

I am a long-term survivor. I wanted to capture my reality as a woman who has lived with HIV for 30 years. I am not

Denver
Colorado,
United States
8:47 am

Morning walk with my twin sister enjoying the beauty of the world living with HIV

Jacksonville
Florida,
United States
8:48 am

Waiting on Michelle’s bus while she naps.

WILTON MANORS
FL,
United States
9:10 am

51 years old, 27 year HIV survivor. Living out loud and proud! 😊 #ADayWithHIV #HIV #AIDS #nostigma #noguilt #noshame #LoveYourSelf

Baltimore
Maryland,
United States
9:15 am

Gardening has comforted me during these surreal times. The cycle of nature is wondrous and beautiful, and so are we.

Olathe
Kansas,
United States
9:26 am

Feeling grateful to live in a time when HIV doesn’t define me but gave me purpose. Just wish Chip were as excited about photos:)

Boulder
Colorado,
United States
9:30 am

It is hard to believe that I will be 58 years old next year and living with HIV for 25 of those years in

San Juan
Puerto Rico
9:36 am

Working on educational and. #HIV stigma reduction campaigns for @convihvir and @nmachiv

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania,
United States
9:48 am

09/22/2021: I gave birth to a baby girl. 😭🙌🏾 God: 2. Stigma: 0.

London
-,
United Kingdom
10:00 am

📚💖 The library is open… On #ADayWithHIV I’m celebrating my recent graduation in public health. Volunteering as an HIV peer mentor spurred me on

Hempstead
New York,
USA
10:00 am

10:00 am Hempstead, NY Getting ready to go into work on our HIV testing van. Because HIV is still a thing! #adaywithhiv

Arlington
Virginia,
United States
10:08 am

35+ years ago, I was diagnosed as someone living with HIV and not expected to live another eight years. Today, I am a parent. I

Altamonte Springs
Florida,
United States
10:19 am

Getting my routine bloodwork. 31 years positive. Grateful for every day.

Williamsport
Pennsylvania,
United States
10:20 am

My photo for today’s annual #adaywithhiv anti-stigma campaign by Positively Aware and TPAN I met some of those folks at the 2018 USCA conference.

New York
Manhattan,
United States
10:24 am

Morning walk. Long-term survivor, 37 years living with HIV/AIDS.

Paris
Ile de France,
France
10:28 am

A day with HIV is another day with art… Another day of creation in the studio. Coucou from Paris.

Barrie
Ontario,
Canada
10:33 am

Working my passion at the InclusHIV Care Clinic and showing off my updated “Pride In UequalsU” t-shirt!

St. Louis
Missouri,
United States
10:41 am

Walking on the campus for the first time today. Currently in my first year of a PhD program where my research is focused on

Florida,
United States
10:42 am

Working on my new book.

Arlington Heights
Illinois,
United States
10:48 am

I have been HIV + since 2/28/17. It definitely changed my life and made me take my health seriously. Luckily, my status hasn’t stopped

Astoria
New York,
United States
10:56 am

This is not the photo I planned on taking. I’m certainly not a shirtless selfie guy, but I just finished a work out, took

New York
New York,
United States
11:00 am

I am a person who has been living more like thriving with the disease of HIV for 32 years. I love softball. I pitch

Chicago
Illinois,
United States
11:04 am

I’m sitting in front of Anxious Crowd [by contemporary artist Rashid Johnson] to recognize today that today is “A Day With HIV.” I chose this background

Neath
West Glamorgan,
United Kingdom
11:30 am

Having bloods done for diabetes – I was offered, and accepted, a flu vaccination “since you’re here”. The silver ribbon badge was made by

Oakland
California,
11:45 am

My road of HIV started in high school when HIV was all over the news. Years later, I was diagnosed in 1993. Experiencing so

Chicago
Illinois,
United States
12:00 pm

The poster in the background is from the very first Chicago AIDS Walk in 1990, and we still are in the fight!

Los Angeles
California,
United States
12:00 pm

A haircut always makes me feel better. Can’t believe October 2021 marks 18 years since my diagnosis. #thriving

Houston
Texas,
United States
12:02 pm

Eunice &Kalvin Marshall as we do every year we use #ADAYWITHHIV to kick off our Anniversary celebration December 21st will be our 37th Anniversary.

Denver
Colorado,
United States
12:10 pm

Collecting the morning eggs from my hens and participating in #adaywithhiv – I’m a mom to 7 kids, a wife, a friend, an advocate,

Woking
Surrey,
UK
12:14 pm

The daily routine of taking my medication during lunchtime. Meds keep me healthy and undetectable. #UequalsU #cantpassiton #adaywithhiv

Cleveland
Ohio,
United States
12:25 pm

On my way to have lunch with friends I realize that living with HIV there are many sunny days ahead.

Palm Springs
California,
United States
12:30 pm

Living with HIV and redefining oneself past “midlife”. I now view living in a “Positive” world. No longer a stigma for me but rather

Amersfoort
-,
The Netherlands
12:50 pm

A Day with HIV is a day I continue to fight HIV stigma in Liendert community. Using my talent and sharing my story in

Darwin
NT,
Australia
12:56 pm

Thirty-six years since my initial HIV diagnosis. At that time, there was no internet, no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter. No social media. Information

Manchester
Greater Manchester,
United Kingdom
2:03 pm

Where I always am, at work on the cobbles. Seven years and 10 months living with HIV. Trying to always be positive in a

Wilton Manors
Florida,
United States
2:10 pm

Having known my HIV status since the mid-1980s, I’d have never guessed that in 1993 with the diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma and given seven

Seattle
Washington,
United States
2:30 pm

At Fred Hutch, Dr. Jennifer Adair shows Michael Louella her “gene therapy in a box” technology that will make it possible bring cell &

Hines
Illinois,
United States
2:30 pm

During a presentation on alternative pain management, members of the Positive Attitude Veterans group at Hines VA Hospital, take time out for a photo.

San Diego
California,
United States
2:35 pm

Unexpected Love Hard to believe 3 years later Mikie n I are still together. Each of us has been the perfect balm to our

Peoria
Illinois,
United States
2:35 pm

31 years living with HIV and I get to do what I love, Ryan White case management!

Milton Park
Harare,
Zimbabwe
2:36 pm

Today is a beautiful day, we celebrate all #infectedandaffected with HIV , BIG LOVE #adaywithHIV

London
Greater London,
UK
2:40 pm

Today is #adaywithHIV. I’ve been living with #HIV for 10 years. I work in HIV information and support. I’m also engaged to the wonderful

San Diego
California,
United States
2:50 pm

I Still Have My Passion for Life Hard to believe 35 yrs later I still have the zest for life. Have a partner Wm

Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire,
United Kingdom
3:00 pm

Celebrating 80 birthday…HIV+ for over 37 years. #adaywithhiv is another chance to enjoy life to the full and do something useful

Henderson
Nevada,
United States of America
3:05 pm

Living with HIV for over 35 years and now dealing with my 2nd Pandemic, COVID. I survived the first one and I’ll survive this

Manchester
Hulme,
United Kingdom
3:07 pm

Heading out for my first road attempt at 10K training for the Great Manchester Run on behalf of George House Trust to raise funds

East Kilbride
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
3:10 pm

Just another day!

Federal Way
WA,
United States
3:18 pm

I’m still here even though like so many of us where told to get our affairs in order. I refused to be a statistic, I

Cleveland
Ohio,
United States
3:30 pm

Rainy day, but I’m feeling good! 💜 Living with HIV for 15 years. #ADayWithHIV

Boston
Massachusetts,
United States
3:51 pm

Heading home after spending the day at the largest HIV community in Boston. The Boston Living Center. Providing meals, peer support, case management…. This

Miami
Florida,
USS
3:53 pm

Harold and Alecia McIntyre driving around Miami enjoying the sunshine before the rain. #Mr. and Mrs. HIV #positivepeoplenetworkinc

East Finchley
London,
United Kingdom
3:55 pm

Today, is a day with HIV. As I walk in to my 18th year of living with HIV, I know that today I am privileged

Vancouver
British Columbia,
Canada
4:04 pm

At 69, I am a long-term survivor living with HIV since 1984, my first HIV activism to combat stigma was made on national TV

Nashville
Tennessee,
United States
4:15 pm

Joshua and I taking in a bit of sun after a long work day for the both of us. We were reflecting on how

Vero Beach
Florida,
United States
4:17 pm

Spending this year’s Day with HIV with my new husband and loving life.

Eugene
Oregon,
United States
4:20 pm

66 looking good

Albany
New York,
United States
4:21 pm

4:21pm Albany, NY Happy Wednesday #ADayWithHIV it’s been 17 years since being diagnosed with HIV. “As a Black Women of Trans experience living a

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania,
United States
4:31 pm

Living, loving and playing.

Helston
Cornwall,
United Kingdom
4:57 pm

Just back to our lovely house from a 4 day music festival. So tired! But chores still have to be done

San Francisco
California,
United States
5:00 pm

March 1, 2022 will mark 10 years since I tested HIV positive, so today for A Day With HIV, I can’t think of a

Hamilton
Ontario,
Canada
5:28 pm

My favourite part of the day is picking up my daughter from daycare!! I never thought I’d have a child living with HIV but

Arvada
Colorado,
United States
5:35 pm

July 6th 2021 @ 5:35 pm This was my last Birthday, celebrating 55 years on this planet. We were on our way to dinner.

Westpunt
Curaçao
5:43 pm

Lucky to get the chance to work a gig in Curacao. Been writing the next series, and grateful to make it to my 40th

Vero Beach
Florida,
United States
5:47 pm

A day with HIV is everyday. The special moments is with my Bella. Here is her smiling with me to you. Don’t allow anyone

Queens
New York,
United States
5:50 pm

Unconditional love

Sacramento
California,
United States
6:00 pm

Today, Sept 22 is A Day with HIV where folks throughout the World take a pic during their day! Here is my pic –

Sarasota
Florida,
United States
6:00 pm

A Florida,Texas Connection showing our solidarity even though miles away we still found a way to connect on A DAY With HIV with our

Jacksonville
Illinois,
United States
6:10 pm

Got through another day.

Las Vegas
Nevada,
United States
6:10 pm

Outside Wednesday Night 12 Step Candlelight Meeting 27.5 years

Portland
Oregon,
United States
6:24 pm

30 years ago, age 18, I contracted HIV. At the time, I wasn’t supposed to live past age 25. I knew I would never

Jersey City
NJ,
United States
6:49 pm

Winding down #ADayWithHIV — Day 14,264 in fact (39yr 18days) — after a morning strength workout, nine hours spent shepherding IT development teams supporting

Portland
Oregon,
United States
6:49 pm

Yá’át’ééh shi Dine’é, shi’kéh, dóó táhanołtso! Shi’eiya Lorne James yinishyé. ’Áshįįhí nishłį́, dóó Kinyaa’áanii báshíshchiin. Tódích’íi’nii dashíchei dóó Kinyaa’áanii dashínáłí. English translation: I am

Austin
Texas,
United States
7:12 pm

Advocating against voter suppression to ensure Texas Black women and other women of color maintain the fundamental right to vote at every level of

Sacramento
California,
United States
7:30 pm

Getting Guapo (7 yr, M, Boston Terrier) ready for his afternoon walk! I love this little guy! <3

Sacramento
California,
United States
7:30 pm

Today is a day where people with HIV are uploading their photos to help stop the stigma when it comes to hiv, and to

Philadelphia
Pennsylvania,
United States
7:45 pm

Contemplating housework

Chicago
Illinois,
United States
8:00 pm

“Not all heroes wear capes” ….been living with and fighting against the stigma for the past 30 years.

San Antonio
TX,
USA
8:00 pm

I’m living proof that treatment works! I was born HIV positive 33 years ago. My adopted family and medical team didn’t expect me to

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