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July 2, 2012
By Dawn Averitt Bridge Founder and Chair, The Well Project June 28 is a day I’ll never forget: the anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. It was 1988. I was only 19, and didn’t know a single other HIV-positive woman. Misinformation and fear dominated the public conversation on AIDS; everyone knew AIDS was a death sentence, and my immediate goal was to stay alive long enough to see 20. Even my doctor told me to keep my status to myself. As a nation, we weren’t ready for conversations about AIDS that extended beyond stigma and assumptions. What amazing strides we have made since that day. In 1995 I...