15 May '11, 1am

Singer-songwriter who has HIV believes in empowering people - AsiaOne #fb

Singer-songwriter who has HIV believes in empowering people - AsiaOne #fb

KUALA LUMPUR: When singer-songwriter Nicholas Snow was told by a doctor that he could have contracted HIV because of a prolonged illness, he just ignored it. He left with a scheduled follow-up appointment but never showed up for it. "I believe I was in denial. I knew there was a possibility but I didn't want to confirm something like that," said the 49-year-old Snow, who is currently based in Bangkok. He subsequently took the test and was confirmed to be HIV-positive. "I became HIV-positive decades into the AIDS epidemic, completely armed with the knowledge to protect myself. It was a bit shocking to me," said Snow, who had unprotected sex in the past. Snow, who is also an actor and a journalist, decided to open up after months of soul searching. "I decided it was my moral responsibility to tell my story to prevent others from making the same mistake," he said. Last year, ...

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