Intro - Janelle Luster

Hey everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR… I’m Janelle Luster born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, 24 years old, I was diagnosed in March of 2012. At the time that I was diagnosed my house caught fire (my closet at that) and I didn’t have a regular job, no money saved. I was involved in sex work. I was abusing drugs. Life was really ugly for me. The list goes on. But the point is that at the time I was diagnosed, I didn’t think it could get worse. In April, 2012 my baby brother was gunned down on the corner of the block we grew up on, I never had a chance to disclose to him. I was really mad, just mad. I wanted someone to feel my pain, I wanted to give my pain to someone. I lived in darkness for 3 years, struggling to stay undetectable, struggling to keep a job and bouncing from couch to couch waiting and hoping to die.

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