This woman is proudly proclaiming she has AIDS- The amazing things she is doing

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By The Red Pump Project

“I have AIDS and I’m not afraid to say it,” said Kecia Johnson, former music executive turned HIV/AIDS activist.

In the winter of 2006, Johnson, at the age of 22 years old, discovered she was diagnosed with AIDS. Saddened by the truth, Johnson decided to hide her status for two years from her family.

“I was determined to share my story with the world,” said Johnson after making the decision to reveal her status during a speaking engagement at Wheatley High School in Houston. “There’s women and men everywhere in the world who have a story to tell, something to share, and always something to give. In my case, I want to create change and make a difference through HIV and AIDS.”

This is the moment where Johnson saw her story develop into a message. Her connections within the music industry gave her “light” she said, and “a start to something new.” Johnson prospered in working for labels such as Def Jam, So So Def (Promotions) and Slip N Slide Records.

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(Photo: Kecia Johnson pictured with Tami Roman in 2011 at an AIDS Walk in Los Angeles)

“I wanted to become a national motivational speaker in some way,” said Johnson. “I started my own company, Absolutely Sikning, Inc to help individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses find a better way to live a fabulous, healthy and normal life.”

When asked, “Why Do You Rock the Red Pump?” Johnson simply replied, “Red is my favorite color and I wear it all the time. I want to share my love for helping people by sharing my story with the world. Everyone has been chosen for a higher purpose and I want to continuously share my purpose.

Kecia Johnson 5 Guidelines to Living with HIV/AIDS:

  1. Overcome adversities and life threatening illnesses by encouraging yourself through strength and self-love.
  2. Give yourself a sense of encouragement and never feel like your days are full of vanity. Take a moment to realize the life you have and empower others going through the same experiences.
  3. Stand firm and believe in your role in life. Love yourself first and empower others to love themselves despite their illness.
  4. There’s a basic way to living: Be yourself and learn to trust your decisions. Take pride in your diagnosis and continue living a fulfilling lifestyle from the inside out.
  5. Protect yourself. You’re in control of your life and protection is available. Be confident in discussing intimacy with your partner.

 

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