This HIV + man has a wife and kids but they’re all negative- Find out how


By News 12

When it comes to attitudes about HIV, let’s just say 33-year-old Andrew Pulsipher stays positive day in and day out.

That’s because his entire family is HIV-negative.

Andrew was born with HIV and kept it hidden for 33 years. Both of his parents died from AIDS and were taken from him at a very young age. Being raised by his aunt and uncle, he say he only told those on a need-to-know basis, and a few of his best friends.

Andrew wanted to live a normal life, one filled with friends and a beautiful family. He told us when he was growing up, former LA Laker Magic Johnson was his hero because “he was the only person I could really relate to.”

Along the way, he lost a friendship but stayed strong throughout his teen years. Once out of high school, he realized he could potentially get married and have a family of his own.

He then met his wife, Victoria. They had been dating a while before Pulsipher broke the news, but it didn’t change things.

“I kind of just assumed I would get it too,” Victoria said. “And that was OK with me, because I loved him and I wanted to be with him.”

She tells us they have a normal life and rarely talk about HIV.

Giving birth to their first child through fertility treatment was low risk, Victoria said.

“Everybody has risk everywhere, so it didn’t seem like that big of a deal,” she said.

They now have three beautiful children and will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in October.

At the end of the day Andrew is here to break the stigma. He has a normal life and does normal things, telling us HIV is a treatable disease.

“We have to get rid of the stigma, we have to get rid of the hate,” he said.

He is here to help families and encourage them to stay strong.

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