Tony Morrison, Senior Director of Communications at GLAAD offers advice to others who have tested HIV positive in honor of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day.
Morrison told Sonia Baghdady, of Advocate Now, that he was first diagnosed in 2013 and has fought a long battle. He’s stronger than ever. Morrison, who had previously hid his diagnosis in shame under the “rug”, was now inspired to reveal his condition in a personal essay for 2021.
Tony Morrison Talks About HIV Diagnosis
Morrison says, “HIV has been the most manageable thing in my entire life. It’s crazy to say it out loud.” “I just felt like I shouldn’t live in shame when others didn’t. When I allowed myself to live that way, life became a lot more enjoyable for me.
Morrison, who felt like his power was “taken away,” was able to “really examine myself in the reflection and grant myself that power back.” A diagnosis can make you feel powerless, but those who take the right medication can be “undetectable,” which means they cannot spread the virus and can “live a long and healthy life.”
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