From breaking barriers to redefining success, each story showcases the resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit of those living with HIV. Join us as we celebrate their strength, perseverance, and determination to live life to the fullest, proving that with love, support, and a positive outlook, anything is possible.

Their stories show what it’s like for people with HIV in different places and backgrounds. As you read about these amazing people, we hope you feel as inspired by their stories as we do.

Strawberry (Derrick Cox)
Model and actor-turned-activist, Strawberry has partnered with health clinics and LGBTQ+ alliances to advance for policy and safety for the HIV community within the nation’s capital.

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Maria Mejia
A native of Colombia, Maria was diagnosed with HIV 36 years ago and has experienced the ups and downs of life with the virus – she founded one of the largest international HIV support groups in the world.

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Guy Anthony
At 19 years old, Guy contracted HIV via a sexual assault. He turned his tragedy into an opportunity to thrive, build a community, author a book, and become CEO of an organization supporting black queer men.

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Ciarra “Ci Ci” Covin
As a mother living with the virus, Ci Ci gave birth to two HIV-negative children and continues to build a community for woman of all ages who have been diagnosed with HIV.

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Kim Canady
Born with HIV, Kim has faced many obstacles but has overcome them all with her perseverance, strength, community, and support from her family.

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Patrick Ingram
A public health professional, Patrick sets out to advocate for youth and people of color, fighting misconceptions, and providing support in rural areas of America.

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