HIV / AIDS: Stories Of Hope And Survival

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HIV / AIDS: Stories Of Hope And Survival

People who are HIV positive speak about the challenges they face, how dealing with the disease has changed, and their survival stories.

As more is being learned and discovered about HIV and AIDS, it has become easier to deal with the illness and the perception of the disease and it's patients has changed.

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HIV / AIDS: Stories Of Hope And Survival
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is seen performing with U2 during a Surprise World AIDS Day (Red) concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs with 'U2 - 1' in a surprise concert by (RED) to mark World AIDS Day in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Kanye West is seen performing during a Surprise World AIDS Day (Red) concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Carrie Underwood performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Kanye West is seen performing during a Surprise World AIDS Day (Red) concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: The Edge of U2 and Chris Martin perform on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: The Edge of U2 and Chris Martin perform on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: The Edge of U2 performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Adam Clayton of U2 performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Chris Martin performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You, Presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: General view of the atmosphere on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You,' presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for (RED)) (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is seen performing with U2 during a Surprise World AIDS Day (Red) concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs with 'U2 - 1' in a surprise concert by (RED) to mark World AIDS Day in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Chris Martin of Coldplay and Adam Clayton perform as 'U2 - 1' in a surprise concert by (RED) to mark World AIDS Day in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: The Edge and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform as 'U2 - 1' in a surprise concert by (RED) to mark World AIDS Day in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: General view of the atmosphere on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You,' presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Chris Martin performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians Bruce Springsteen and Adam Clayton of U2 perform for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians The Edge of U2, Larry Mullen Jr. of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West perform for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians Adam Clayton of U2 and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians The Edge of U2, Bruce Springsteen and Larry Mullen Jr of U2 perform for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Adam Clayton of U2 performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Musicians The Edge of U2, Larry Mullen Jr. of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West perform for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Carrie Underwood performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Kanye West performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Carrie Underwood performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Kanye West performs during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Kanye West performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Kanye West performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Musician Kanye West performs for World AIDS Day (RED) Concert at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Carrie Underwood performs during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Carrie Underwood performs during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Rapper Kanye West performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You,' presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for (RED))
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Kanye West performs at the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, Chris Martin, and Adam Clayton take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Kanye West performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Carrie Underwood and Kanye West take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Bruce Springsteen and Carrie Underwood take a bow during the surprise World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Carrie Underwood performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Coldplays Chris Martin performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Coldplays Chris Martin performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US President Bill Clinton addresses the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Edge of U2 (L) hugs Former US President Bill Clinton during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Kayne West, Coldplays Chris Martin and Adam Clayton of U2 greet the audience during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Kayne West performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square in New York on December 1, 2014. RED is an organization that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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