Javan

I been in this neighborhood for a few years now, I’m in my 30s and just tryna get by. I used to pay for a li’l something, but this one time I started to like this girl. We started hangin’ out, you know, and went back to the room. We was plannin’ on having sex, but I was like damn, I don’t have a condom. Find out what I did - you may learn a thing or two.

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Catrice

It was 2003, a couple days before the New Year, when I was 30 years old. My boyfriend called me from OPP (Orleans Parish Prison) saying he tested positive for HIV. We had 2 kids together at this point. We didn’t even get a chance to talk, he hung up right after he said “I’m just telling you because they said I should tell you,” without conversation or communication about it. Find out what I did next.

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Mateo

Estaba en el parque un día con mis amigos jugando baloncesto cuando una mujer que nosotros conocíamos del vecindario se acercó con otra mujer y nos dijo que estaban haciendo pruebas gratis de VIH. Entérate si tomé la prueba o no.

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Tyrone

I been living on the streets for a few years now, and been using heroin for about the same amount of time that I been homeless. A couple years back I got tested for HIV and found out that I was HIV positive. I didn’t go to the doctor or anything because I didn’t really know what to do or where to go. Find out more about my journey to finally see a doctor and get on my meds.

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Bianca

I was in my early 20s, living on my own for the first time in college and having fun. I had just gotten out of a relationship and was on birth control so I wasn’t using condoms that much. I had a whole lot of unprotected sex with a whole lot of people until I got chlamydia (an STD) for the first time. I learned a major lesson, and you can, too.

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Mateo

I was at the park one day with my friends playing basketball when a lady we know from the neighborhood came up to us with another woman and told us they were doing free HIV tests. To see why I decided to take the test, check out my story.

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Dante

My wife got HIV back in the 80’s. After she passed away, it was really hard for me. I found out I was positive for HIV, too, but I didn’t even start treatment for it. Find out what made me decide to get on meds and take control of my health.

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Gabrielle

I didn’t always take my HIV medication consistently. It was hard to keep up with, especially with having a two year-old running around all the time. Find out what I did to make sure I take my meds every day, and on time!

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Juan

I’m Juan, and I am originally from Cuba but I’ve been in the United States for almost all my life. I’ve always seen a lot of people criticized on the street like “they got AIDS” and “look how they look,” so read my full story to find out what convinced me to take control of my health and get tested for HIV.

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Amber

My name is Amber and I'm a 23 year-old Black woman living in New Orleans. I took control of my health by finding out my HIV status. Here's why you should, too.

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