Published 30 November 2012
Andrey Holosau contracted HIV through drug use in 1996. Since then, he has beaten drug addiction, learned to manage his health, and gotten married. He and his wife Hanna Tkachova, who is HIV-negative, live in the small city of Svetlahorsk. Andrey and Hanna tell RFE/RL's Belarus Service that few people in the country are willing to speak about being HIV-positive because of the discrimination they face, but they talk openly about living with the virus.