My name is Nicholas Wise. I was asked to write about my story and how I got here. I am a 34 year old HIV+ gay man living in Louisville, Kentucky. I live with the struggles of HIV every day, yet I play an active part in bringing awareness of HIV/AIDS to everyone I come into contact with. To understand why I do what I do, you must first understand what I had to overcome.
I am open, honest, and proud of my HIV status. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Pri