Antoinette is an ASO Peer Specialist and movie buff in Atlanta, Georgia. The 24-year-old contracted HIV from her mother when she was born. Childhood memories of friends not being allowed to play around her cultivated a fear of revealing her status. By educating herself, she developed confidence and went on to become an advocate.

Emelinda is a Patient Financial Representative and jewelry artist in Clearwater, Florida. The 44-year-old contracted HIV through unprotected sex with a long-term. Despite some early negative reaction from one family member, she has the support of her family and is now strong, open and honest about her status.

Tboy lives in Miami, Florida. The 29-year-old comes from a large, tight-knit Haitian family. Originally, both of his parents and one of his sisters blamed him for contracting HIV. Even his friends in the gay community reinforced negative HIV stereotypes, prompting him to disclose his status and become an advocate.