Kevin Maloney the founder of Rise up to HIV on POZ I AM Radio. In March 2010, Kevin learned he had contracted HIV, and one month later with follow up labs was told he has also contracted Hepatitis C. Kevin was not an intravenous drug user. The hepatitis C piggy backed onto the HIV virus. Kevin was seroconverting at the time he found out of his HIV diagnosis, and fortunately caught his hepatitis C early too. That diagnosis was his rock bottom.
Kevin will also be talking about the @HashTagHIV Campaign. Seven HIV/AIDS Activists have come together to assemble a team of faces and voices who will encourage the global community to Tweet heavily using the hash tags, #HIV and #AIDS during the International AIDS Conference (IAC) You can learn more about the campaign here.