I am HIV-positive. So what? | Avin Tan | TEDxNTU

As a gay person living with HIV in a conservative Asian society like Singapore, Avin Tan shares the challenges he faced and life-lessons he learnt after his diagnosis and coming out in the public. He calls for a less discriminating society and a better HIV educated community.

Avin Tan is one of Singapore’s most prominent HIV advocate, and is only the second person to come out as a person living with HIV in Singapore. He stands for the equal rights and support for people living with HIV, as well as better access to care and treatment.

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