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Last May I had a wonderful opportunity to witness the passion and activism of Johnny Guaylupo at the Campaign to End Aids Youth Action Institute in Chicago. Johnny has been on the front lines fighting for proper access to drugs for HIV positive individuals here in the U.S. as well as abroad.

Born and raised on the tough streets of New York City, Johnny was diagnosed with HIV at 17 years old, he is now 25. In an interview with the British publicationPositive Nation, he reveals his early struggle coping with the disease, his sexuality, and his mother's drug abuse.

Johnny's story is so amazing because he is an example of what can be accomplished by choosing life even in the midst of HIV/AIDS. 8 years later he is still going strong with an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 900.

Take a moment to read his story here , it will inspire you.

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