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My Marathon Story

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Devesh Khatu shares an inspirational story about living with HIV as a marathon runner. Devesh is a South Asian gay man. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How do those around you influence HIV transmission? Devesh talks about how partying contributed his risk for HIV, just like silence and fear can influence whether or not people get tested. By talking openly about HIV, you can help influence people to get tested and support them if they need treatment.[/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Mauli Ola

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Melenie Eleneke is a traditional healer and health advocate. She is also a mahuwahine (transgender woman) living with HIV. Melenie shares a story about how the man who infected her with HIV came back into her life in a dramatic way. Her story is about letting go, moving on, and healing. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How does having knowledge about HIV help those around you? Melenie was able to get her friend medication to stop HIV infection after sex. By knowing the ways to prevent HIV, you can help protect those around you. Melenie was a source of support for her friend in their time of need. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Parachute

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Henry Ocampo talks about how his HIV diagnosis derailed him as a young man just out of college. Henry shares his depression, his pain, and his hope as he takes a metaphorical leap of faith toward his own future. Henry is a Filipino-American gay man. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How can being supportive help people through their diagnosis? Henry didn’t think he would live past his 25th birthday, but he did. By knowing the facts about HIV and HIV treatment, you can encourage people living with the virus to get the help they need to live longer. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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All the Truly Important Things

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Eric Zheng (not his real name) traces his development as a young medical student recently diagnosed with HIV to his current role as an HIV physician. He openly and honestly shares his pain, disappointment, and hope with us. Eric is a Chinese American gay man. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How does the support of mentors and doctors help people living with HIV? Eric was able to complete his training as a doctor and pay forward the advice he had received when he was first diagnosed with HIV. Support from doctors and others can help someone living with HIV accomplish their personal and treatment goals.[/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Thank You by Kevin “Woody” Wood

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Woody tells us the story of finding out he got HIV from his partner, who was too ashamed to tell him about his own HIV status. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How does shame help transmit HIV? Woody’s partner was too ashamed to talk about his HIV status, and Woody unknowingly became positive. By talking openly about HIV, we can reduce the shame surrounding the virus and talk about protecting each other and the ones we love. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Child of God by Kawika

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Kawika is a Fijian gay man living with HIV who struggles to reconcile himself with his family and his faith. His story is compassionate and hopeful and is, in itself, an act of reclaiming much of what he thought he lost. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How does shame prevent people from getting the support they need? Kawika wants support from his family, but he is afraid that they will reject him. Showing that you are supportive can help people living with HIV stay in care.[/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Longing for Home by Anonymous

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A Marshallese man living with HIV describes his early experiences with HIV stigma. He grew up in the Marshall Islands where a favorite uncle was also diagnosed with HIV. Seeing the way his uncle was treated led to this storyteller avoiding his own HIV tests, for fear of being rejected himself. The Marshall Islands are one of the six US-affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How can those around you help or hurt your HIV treatment? This storyteller wants to go home to his family but can’t because he is afraid of how his community will treat him because he has HIV. His story is a powerful example of how your community’s reaction can help or hurt people living with HIV. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Where I Came From by Keith

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Keith--a former intravenous drug user--finds a way to tell his children his HIV status. Now, he shares his experiences to help others as an HIV community advocate. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']Would you tell your loved ones about your HIV infection? Keith decided to tell his children about his HIV infection because he needed their support to stay healthy. Now that his family knows about his status, they can better support his health. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Journey to Opening by Alice

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Alice--the mother of a young boy--recounts how she found out she was living with HIV. Her story highlights how HIV stigma affects not just individuals, but families and communities. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How would you react if you heard someone being called “HIV”? Alice’s son is called “HIV” at school because of her status. Singling out her son because of fear is how stigma is spread, rather than using open and honest communication about how the virus is transmitted. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Ma Ane’i Au (I Am Here) by Raymond Alejo

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Raymond Alejo shares how his role as his family's healer and kahu--a Hawaiian spiritual leader--helped him deal with his drug addiction and live a full life with HIV. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How can spirituality help people living with HIV? Raymond uses Hawaiian cultural practices to help overcome his addiction and lead a full life with HIV. For people with life threatening illnesses, religion and spirituality can help people by providing support in times of need. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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