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Life Beyond HIV
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Banner text: Lauren Miller. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Client, NMAC Health Equity Program Coordinator.
|Lauren Miller: I'm from the Carolinas and that's the place I call home.|
|Camera view of Lauren Miller. Lauren is seated on a couch. Lauren waves to the camera.||Lauren Miller: I'm like a "hey y'all, how you doing?" type of person.|
|Close up camera view of Lauren Miller.||Lauren Miller: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS
Program has made a dramatic and great impact on my life by helping me get my medicines. You know, reach viral suppression, but most importantly, its helped my doctors. It's taught my doctors cultural humility about the community that I represent as a trans woman of color.
|Camera view of Lauren Miller. Lauren is seated on a couch.||Lauren Miller: Being a woman of trans experience, I need my doctors to know that, you know, I'm different from the other people you're going to see every day.|
|Close up camera view of Lauren Miller.||Lauren Miller: To know how to respect me as a person.|
|Camera view of Lauren Miller. Lauren is seated on a couch.||Lauren Miller: Ryan White program has been able to kind of impact my life the most, by putting the best people out there in the field to fight something that has been, you know, hurting our community for almost four decades now.|
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Lauren Miller: The words of advice that I would give someone who's newly diagnosed is: You got this. And I know it's so simple. It's like, oh you got this, and I'm coming from an experience 10 years later after all my trials and tribulations.
|Camera view of Lauren Miller. Lauren Miller is seated on a couch.||Lauren Miller: You know, but it's something that I'm living with. That I'm thriving with and that's why, you know, we say "People living with HIV" because I think that's the most important thing—that we’re living, and that we're living amazingly.|
|Close up camera view of Lauren Miller.||Lauren Miller: Women of trans experience living in the South, I know your struggle. I've been there.|
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|Lauren Miller: You know, I understand that, you know, it can be difficult. It is, it really is but you have to reach from within the deepest part of yourselves. The part of yourself that tells you to keep going. You got to keep going and that's what I've been able to do. I encourage others to do the same.|
For more information on HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, visit ryanwhite.hrsa.gov.
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