May 27, 2021
SE2 EP6: Surviving and Thriving: Let's Talk
Play • 48 min

Each year June 5th is set aside to celebrate long-term survivors of HIV and on this month’s pozcast episode, we honour these histories and stories. 

Host James Watson hands over the mic to two special guests, Adrian Betts, the Executive Director of the AIDS Committee of Durham Region, and Ashley Murphy, an actor, an AIDS Activist and 23-year-old who’s been living with HIV since birth (see Ashley's Ted Talk).

With vastly different journeys, we will hear about our guests’ unique but shared experiences, as well as their challenges, triumphs and lessons learned along the way. Host James Watson gets them started with a debate on the use of the term “hero” to describe their role in community, and the two discuss what it means to be a long-term survivor of HIV, the dating world, the importance of education and the empowering experience of sharing your story. 

Both long-term survivors, both inspirational leaders in the community—let’s listen in.

Full episode details 

For full episode details and more about our pozcast guests, visit the episode page on The Positive Effect website. Subscribe to pozcast on your favourite podcast streaming service to ensure you’re notified when new episodes are released each month.

Click here for the full audio transcript.

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