There is nothing as rewarding

I lost a brother to AIDS in the mid-’90s. He had known he was positive for almost 3 years but didn’t tell anyone. Why? He said “I didn’t think anyone would understand.” Those six words stayed stuck in my head. I never want anyone to feel alone or that no one understands or cares. 

In 2015, I was given an opportunity to work as a Peer Navigator/Client Support Specialist. I've worked in several programs: Behavioral Health Education, Substance Use Referral Services, Health Homes, Health Insurance Access, and now Case Management. I’ve been afforded a rich experience in connecting with a population deserving of love and care. The Alliance is constantly looking for innovative ways to reach, educate, support, encourage, and promote healthier living habits for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and comorbidities. There is little as rewarding as seeing a smile on the face of someone who once felt they were handed a death sentence!!! ?

Timmy Martin