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Living with HIV on the DL in South Carolina

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Published on Dec 1, 2009

William, Anthony and Justin, three African American HIV positive men, describe what it's like to be HIV positive and living on the down low in South Carolina, which rates 8th in the country in AIDS case rates.

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Joyce G
You think it's a set up that they don't give condoms in jail ?
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love di choreo
We aren't addressing the root causes of: Drug use (avoidance of pain or past trauma) Hypersexuality Additionally, these men prison (who are having sex with other men and aren't provided condoms) are released from prison only to infect women (girlfriends and wives) 
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Deb Chavis
Do not judge God's children, lest you be judged too. God loves you all! We are all God's children. I have nothing but love for people afflicted or not with HIV.
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J Bryant
Are these guys still around doing this, I would like to get in contact with them...
ButterBwoi 13
I didn't know August Alsina was HIV positive! Oh.. that's not him with the head full of soul glo??
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laila kassem
well i have no comfort comments for him. if you look close on his face are tattooed tear drops which significant in gang culture. supposedly each drop represent someone they killed. he had his chance in life, he chose to do gang life, drugs, so on .therefore you die how he lived. life caught up with him.
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Sherell Eberhardt
I didn't know anyone was still wearing "the curl".😒
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kiama desmangles
Yes, homosexuality didn't cause hiv/aids. It contributed to the spread of the virus. 
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mmarie294
sleep with a man then go home with their wives... there in lies the problem. This has to stop. Women who are married please get smart and understand.. even your husband can carry this to you
Keyonna Davis
I wish it was more people talking about it and teaching us youth. My sisters have something but they won't say what and its scary because they don't tell men the trick with. I hate not knowing what we can or can not do together because we used to play like animals being here in south carolina country. We used to play fight so hard till it used to be accidence and blood would come from falling, scratching or something. We used to eat and drink behind me because if i had my sisters had. Now I feel bad because i don't know how to feel and sometimes i feel like i'm about to lose my mind because i don't feel safe getting into a relationship for 9 years if it's a chance they have messed with one of my sisters. I just focus on my school and careers while they prostitute living in government assistant housing with no bills and no care about themselves, others especially me as the youngest. Should i take their actions as a threat on my life when they still want to play like we are 8 years old camping in the woods because i do and i'm so close to getting 7 HIV home test one for each of us and making everyone take it in front of each other or I'm cutting the relationship completely off. That seems so insensitive but i think its worst to put people around you at risk by not saying. That's why i say i wish it was even easier to learn about it. :( because i love them
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