An HIV-Positive Man Took A Photo With His HIV-Negative Wife And Kids To Break Down The Stigma

Andrew Pulsipher shared a photo that went viral after admitting that he is HIV positive and the rest of his family is negative.

Andrew Pulsipher of Phoenix shared this photo on Facebook Sunday, and it’s gained a lot of attention. Pulsipher, who is HIV positive, has a wife and three children who are HIV negative.


Since it was posted, the photo has gotten over 8,000 shares.

The 33-year-old has been HIV positive since birth after the disease was passed on from his parents, who died from AIDS complications when he was still a child, the local NBC affiliate reported.


Pulsipher says he had a normal upbringing being raised by an aunt and uncle, though only a few people outside his family knew about his condition. Once he finished high school, he realized that he eventually wanted to have a family.


He ended up meeting Victoria, and after they dated for a while he broke the news about being HIV positive. And she was fine with it.


“I kind of just assumed I would get it too, and that was OK with me, because I loved him and I wanted to be with him,” she said.

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