Toshi is a volunteer peer educator from the Manila Social Hygiene Clinic and has been an active community advocate for HIV prevention and treatment. He recently sent me this story and with his permission, I would like to share a story he wrote about “AJ“.
The story is about AJ, diagnosed in 2015. It tells us about the struggles and issues of AJ as he transitioned from diagnosis to treatment to accepting his status — or has he really?
I think it’s one (just like Mico’s) of the many inspiring stories that highlights a person’s struggles and how he eventually gave back to the community to which he belongs.
…..AJ was going to be positive on the outside–positive in his mind, positive in his attitude, in his focus, in his whole outlook. He was going to change to being mentally positive!
AJ had made the decision to be positively positive.
AJ was diagnosed in 2015. CD4 then was 31.
His latest CD4 is at 386. He is healthy. He is positively positive. He serves the community.
READ MORE ABOUT THE STORY HERE:
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