Faces of CARES

Candis
Candis

“I was preparing to get married. Money was tight so I decided to give blood to earn a little extra cash. It was the day before my wedding when I...

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Colin
Colin

“When I moved to Nashville, I was scared that I wouldn’t find the HIV care I needed. But I was so wrong!  At CARES, they saw me and they...

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Greg
Greg

“It was 1991, when I heard about AIDS. I assumed it was only affecting gay men so I figured I wasn’t at risk. I had no idea that using an

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Marcus
Marcus

“When I was first diagnosed, the staff at CARES would regularly check on me and make sure I was taking my medication and feed me with positivity. ...

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Miss B
Miss B

“When I found out I had HIV, people treated me like I had the plague. They wouldn’t even touch me. Life was pretty rough after that but then I...

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Miss Margaret
Miss Margaret

“At my lowest point, I was homeless and struggling with substance abuse.  I wanted my life back but I finally realized I couldn’t do it alone.  I...

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Saron
Saron

”When I take my meds and I can feel them working in my body I say outloud, ‘HIV… You are not going to win!’ I am proud to say that

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William
William

“After losing the love of my life to AIDS, I had no one to talk to, no friends or family to turn to. I went into a deep depression. You

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