KNOXVILLE—When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality.
“My life is a lot different,” he said, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
John is one of five East Tennesseans featured on a new WUOT special, “I’m Still Here: My HIV Life.” The program will air during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” on Wednesday, Nov. 6. [Read more…]