Mark has been living with HIV since 1992. Over the past two decades he has experienced setbacks – depression, alcohol abuse – which ultimately prevented him from adhering to his treatment regimen. PIH's Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project focuses on helping people who, like Mark, are living with complex medical issues, and paired him with a community health worker.

Since last year, Mark’s health has improved dramatically. To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day – held each year on December 1 – Mark asked to tell his story in an effort to let others know that living with HIV needn’t be a death sentence.

Since 1995, PIH’s Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project has worked some of Boston’s sickest and most marginalized HIV-positive and chronically ill patients. Learn more about PACT.

Read more about what you can do on World AIDS Day.

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