Tales of Triumph: James’ Story

“See, I had no idea that there was going to be, like, a really good thing that happened in my life after my diagnosis.” James was diagnosed in June of 2023. When he spoke to […]

Tales of Triumph: Samuel’s Story

  TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE "The best thing that's happening for me right now, as a person with HIV, is starting to acknowledge the positive and having compassion for myself through hardships and pain." […]

Tales of Triumph: Bradley’s Story

  “I moved to a spot of acceptance and wanting to really help other people, especially [other teens] who were in my situation.” Bradley was only 17 when he received his HIV diagnosis. He was […]

Tales of Triumph: Ke’Taryn’s Story

“You have to love yourself first. Once you love yourself, you'll see that other people will love you, too.” - Ke'Tayrn Ke’Taryn received her HIV diagnosis in her early twenties, but it wasn’t the first […]

Tales of Triumph: Grace's Story

“I was 16, and my future felt full of endless possibilities.” Grace was diagnosed with HIV as an infant. However, her diagnosis was kept secret from her until she turned 16 years old. At that […]

Tales of Triumph: Cederick's Story

Cederick was 24-years old when he was diagnosed with HIV. He was feeling weird while visiting a friend in Florida. He wasn’t eating well and thought it was due to the heat. Then, one night, […]

Tales of Triumph: Mariah's Story

Mariah is a 25-year-old mother of three. She laughs quickly and easily when you ask her about her life. She likes to travel and hopes to go to nursing school someday. How does she think […]

Tales of Triumph: Dennis's Story

Dennis has reminders of the days when he settled things with his fists. “I used to be into fighting. I got marks still,” he says. Now he’s working to help people heal. And he thanks […]

Tales of Triumph: Henry's Story

Bad times can turn into good times. Henry is living proof. “It’s crazy to think that just over a year and a half, I went from wanting to end it all to now I’m just […]

Tales of Triumph: Sameer's Story

There’s one part of you that a virus can never reach, Sameer says. “My soul isn’t HIV-positive,” Sameer says. “It’s just my body for right now.” Sameer was diagnosed nearly eight years ago. He was […]