Through a Survivor’s Eyes: March 20, National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
I am Isadore Boni and a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Living with HIV has not been easy. A lot of people think you can just take pills, but it’s far greater than that.
I’ve gone through the trenches living on the streets of Phoenix for two years, digging ditches working day-labor at minimum wage. Because of the stigma, I chose to disappear for a while and very rarely communicated with my family. I’ve also dealt with hate-crimes while homeless.