"Living with HIV does not define who I am."
"If you’re having sex, go ahead and get tested."
"We wanted to be safe and happy, and live a long life together."
"I took care of myself and now have a healthy HIV negative baby".
"Ignorance does not protect you from HIV."
"I don’t live with it, it lives with me - I was here first."
"First things first was to take care of me. I can do this."
"I am not going to let this virus stop me from what I want to do."
"I am there for him, no matter what."
"HIV is 100% preventable."
"I haven't lost my son. I have gained a little more knowledge."
"You just have to know your risks and what to do to stay healthy."
"I had my mothers support from the very beginning."
"Love yourself, take care of yourself, and protect yourself, at all times."
"Asking for help was hard, but once I did, a whole new life opened up."
With COVID-19 occurring across the U.S., maintaining a healthy immune system is more important than ever for people with chronic conditions, including HIV.
Find out more about Staying Healthy with HIV During COVID-19, including FAQs about HIV and the new coronavirus. If you don’t have insurance or need financial assistance, there are programs that can help provide HIV medical care and medications.