I was born and raised in Connecticut and I currently reside in Hartford. I work as a Benefits Specialist for a major insurance company in the area. To me, being HIV equal means that I am an advocate for removing the stigma of HIV simply being a death sentence. With the advances in medicine and education alike, we now know how to prevent and treat HIV. Everyone deserves a chance to live long and prosperous lives, and by ridding the idea that HIV is a deadly disease, everyone will be able to do so equally!