Along with the serious health effects of life with HIV, it also carries a very heavy emotional burden, in part because of the stigma that is still associated with the disease. We hosted a panel of HIV-positive activists and advocates including Marvin Anderson, Khafre Abif and Brandon Ballone and asked them about their experiences with HIV, stigma and discrimination, and community activism.

Their inspiring messages serve as an example of how sharing your health story can liberate, motivate, and unify people.


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