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10/06/2014 11:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Laverne Cox Reveals Why Discussing Her HIV Status Is 'Weird' For Her (VIDEO)

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Laverne Cox addresses the 2014 United States Conference on AIDS in San Diego, California, October 3rd, 2014, presented by (and photo courtesy of) the National Minority AIDS Council."

Is Laverne Cox HIV positive or HIV negative? She tells us, and explains why disclosure is uncomfortable for her, reminding us that stigma around HIV/AIDS leads people to assume a transgender woman of color must be HIV positive. She also reveals how she once accepted payment of "fifty dollars and a metro card." But for what? Also in this video, learn why she feels sex work should be decriminalized. This and so much more!

A very candid speech by Laverne Cox, as presented at the United States Conference on AIDS in San Diego, California, October 3, 2014:

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