Need motivation to improve your health? Meet four LGBT Georgians who faced challenges and triumphed.
Thriving with HIV: Jim Shumake
‘This is the best I’ve ever felt’
Jim Shumake, 32, learned he was HIV positive in 2007. Although he knew, as a gay man, he was more at risk than most, he didn’t believe it could happen to him.
“At first you don’t believe it, that it would ever happen to you,” he said.
But Shumake, who is a client of AID Gwinnett/Ric Crawford Clinic, said when he came to grips with the news, he chose to complete a “full 180” on his life and he’s now “100 percent healthy.”