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Blossoming Life: Art at AIDS 2016

Blossoming Life: Art at AIDS 2016

by a Wise Youth member In February 2016, I heard about the AIDS 2016 Conference, and was nominated to be amongst the IAS sponsorship applicants. The application included a justification part wherein I had to strongly advocate for myself to be picked: that is where my innovative part came in. I brainstormed until I came […]

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Reflections on the AIDS 2016 Conference

Reflections on the AIDS 2016 Conference

The 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa was the greatest experience for me. I was one of more than 15,000 attendees from around the world who participated in AIDS 2016, where I met amazing people from different countries and backgrounds who are living with HIV.

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Revealing My Status

Revealing My Status

I was afraid of telling my closest friend about my status, worried that she would stop being my friend and that she would tell others that I was HIV positive. I was living with my grandmother, and she told everyone who visited our family even though I wasn’t ready to reveal my status to them. […]

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Living Joyously

Living Joyously

When I was younger, I never liked being around people, but now that I believe I can live a happy life, I am able to become friends with others. Ever since I found out about my status, I thought that I would never fall in love. Then I realized that, even though I am HIV […]

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