What’s It Like to Live With AIDS? Three HIV-Positive Women Share Their Stories
“The stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS is debilitating…” In honor of World AIDS Day, we’d like to introduce you to three fearless and inspiring women.
Today, December 1, marks World AIDS Day, a time for all of us to remember the millions of lives that have been lost to HIV/AIDS and to unite for a cure. Because the reality is that we are all at risk: out of the 34 million people living with AIDS worldwide, more than half of them are women, according to the Foundations for AIDS Research (amfAR). And in 2009, HIV/AIDS was the top cause of death for girls and women from the ages of 15-49. Shocked?
Get ready, because we’re about to make this fight even more personal for you. Meet three incredibly brave women who are all HIV-positive; each has come face to face with death … and survived. It’s time to end the stigma and take a stand, for ourselves and for our future.
Meet Regan Hofmann:
“People living with HIV/AIDS haven’t done anything wrong, or different, or dirty, or derelict.”
Read Regan’s story here, or click to the next page.
Meet Dawn Trook:
“AIDS is not over. It’s living and breathing in me.”
Read Dawn’s story here, or click ahead two pages.
Meet Suzan Stirling:
“I want to see my children cured of HIV.”
Read Suzan’s story here, or click through to the last page.