He said he had decided to speak out to help others seek treatment and fight the stigma surrounding the disease.
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"Next year I will be marking an anniversary of my own, 10 years since I became HIV positive. It has been a long journey from the fear of acceptance and today hopefully advocacy, knowing that my treatment keeps me healthy and protects any partner I may have … status does not define them. HIV in this country is no longer the death sentence it once was …. tombs of the 1980s, "he said.
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