Positive & Proud Deciding Moments: Duane

By: Joe Thompson

"Deciding Moments" are videos produced by Greater Than AIDS, an organization dedicated to reducing the spread of HIV. These short segments spotlight people who are taking a stand against HIV— to be "greater than" the disease.

Today's video is from Duane, who found out he was positive in 1996. While Duane had been dating an HIV-positive man, the couple religiously had safe sex throughout their relationship. But after the break-up, Duane met a man who was HIV positive and they had unprotected sex one time; thirty days later he tested positive.

And yet through that tragedy, Duane has chose to be greater than HIV. He explains, "Every time I visit with my niece and four nephews – and other young people – I make the opportunity to talk openly with them about sex, drugs, and HIV. Through my lens – no one is too young or too old to have an honest conversation about HIV/AIDS and how to make educated choices to stay healthy.  In the words of my favorite poet Maya Angelou– ”When you know better you do better.”'

Watch this moving man talk about his Deciding Moment.

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