Aaron M. Laxton

Advocate | Writer | Social Commentator.

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Shake It Off...

Where are you in your journey? 

It all started on 6/6/11

We all have those days that will stand out as a day that forever changed our lives. June 6, 2011, 10:45 AM will forever be etched into my mind. From that moment forward my life and how I viewed it would change. 


On that day I decided to not simply be a bystander. I wanted to help educate people and to tell my story so that others would not feel alone. Along this amazing journey I have met amazing people who are doing their part to make the world a better place. 


The most important thing for you to know, if you are reading this, is that you have a voice. You have the ability to help others and to change the world. 

Where Aaron Gets Information...

Mark S. King

Justin B Terry-Smith

Josh Robbins

Mathew Rodriguez

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

As a toddler I was taken into foster care due to neglect and abuse. This was something that would forever change who I am. Instead of running from the fact, I fully embrace it and freely share my experiences for those who might be in similar situations. 


Addiction is something that I talk about quite a lot since I am in recovery and actively working a 12-step program. I share with my viewers on YouTube my journey with addiction as well as My HIV Journey.



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CDC Campaign banner of Aaron, a person CDC Campaign banner of Aaron, a person living with HIV since 2011 from St. Louis, Missouri: HIV Treatment Works. Get in Care. Stay in Care. Live Well. Hear his story at  cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks. undetectable. And that makes me unstoppable, says Aaron of St. Louis, Missouri. HIV Treatment Works. Get in Care. Stay in Care. Live Well. Hear his story at  cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks.