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Positively Living is an East Tennessee 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit agency providing programs, services, and support for local men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions.

  • 75 percent 75 percent

    Approximately three-quarters of people living with HIV/AIDS in both the U.S. and in Tennessee are men, however, African American heterosexual women are the fastest growing group of persons newly diagnosed with the disease.

    Source: CDC and Tennessee Department of Health

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  • 17 and 79 17 and 79

    In 2009 (most recent data available), there were 17 AIDS-related deaths in East Tennessee and 79 newly diagnosed cases of HIV.

    Source: Tennessee Department of Health

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  • 5,000 5,000

    Since the epidemic began, more than 5,000 Tennesseans have died from HIV/AIDS.

    Source: Tennessee Department of Health

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  • 1 in 5 1 in 5

    More than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States, and approximately 1 in 5 of those (21 percent) don’t realize they are infected.

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Latest Updates


The holidays can be a wonderful time of year to celebrate the past year’s success and to make plans with family and friends for an even better year in 2014. For people living with HIV/AIDS, mental Illness, disabilities, addiction, and/or homelessness, however, this season can serve as a stark reminder of the challenges they must […]


Listen Up: Living Locally With HIV radio program aired Wed. Nov. 6

“I’m Still Here: My HIV Life” is a compelling, locally produced audio documentary featuring the personal stories of five East Tennesseans living with HIV. The special WUOT radio program (91.9 FM), produced in partnership with freelance producer Leslie Snow with critical input from Positively Living, aired on Wednesday, November 6 during Morning Edition and All […]