Positively Aware highlights A Day With HIV

    Called A Day With HIV, this photo campaign collected pictures of everyday moments in a person’s life with HIV on September 9. (See the campaign’s submissions here) 

    The Positively Aware magazine awareness project intends to reduce stigma by showing the ordinary lives of HIV positive people. The submissions, with captions, will be featured on Positively Aware’s website and “Select images will appear in the November+December issue of Positively Aware.” 

    “On September 9, 2014 grab your digital camera or smartphone and capture a moment of the day. Photograph the people, places, and activities that make up your everyday life.” Reads the website’s description. “You don’t need to be a professional photographer. Just snap a picture that tells a story or expresses a feeling you want to share.” 

    The site gives examples of photographic story telling , showing a unique perspective, being active, with family and friends. 

Below are only a few examples of the many exhibitions of strength from these positive people.

 “Just completed a 20-mile training run at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in preparation for running my eighth marathon since being diagnosed with full blown AIDS in 2002.” writes Richard Cordova from Illinois. 

 “Just completed a 20-mile training run at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in preparation for running my eighth marathon since being diagnosed with full blown AIDS in 2002.” writes Richard Cordova from Illinois. 

 "Men's Weekend at Imani Community Church in Oakland, where I am an out, gay, HIV-positive minister leading the congregation's comprehensive health education program through the Life Care Ministry as well as our community HIV prevention and treatment advocacy and education program.” Writes Rob Newells.

 "Men's Weekend at Imani Community Church in Oakland, where I am an out, gay, HIV-positive minister leading the congregation's comprehensive health education program through the Life Care Ministry as well as our community HIV prevention and treatment advocacy and education program.” Writes Rob Newells.

  "Here's a fun shot of me and my daughter! We LOVE spending time together!” Writes Kari Farmer Coffman.

  "Here's a fun shot of me and my daughter! We LOVE spending time together!” Writes Kari Farmer Coffman.

 Four pills a day. Portrait of a daily routine. Anonymous from Sao Paolo Brazil.

 Four pills a day. Portrait of a daily routine. Anonymous from Sao Paolo Brazil.


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