In March of 2010 Richard was feeling sick, losing weight and his lymph nodes were swollen, after talking with his doctor, he decided to get tested for HIV. Richard tested positive, he was 28 years old. The doctor's said he probably had been positive for 4-5 years and didn't know, because his CD4 levels were so low. A month later he ended up in the hospital and was diagnosed with AIDS.

This is his story.

Austin Faces AIDS: Portraits of People Living with HIV and AIDS,” is an intimate multimedia portrait project to promote HIV and AIDS awareness and reduce stigma by putting a local face to this disease.

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