Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Meet Tom Donahue; Founding Director of Who's Positive
Tom Donohue is the Founding Director of Who's Positive. He is an accomplished HIV/AIDS advocate, public speaker and writer who is driven by an incredible passion for humanizing HIV through his firsthand account of living with HIV. Tom hopes that by sharing his story, he'll be able to empower people to know their HIV status and bring light to an epidemic that not only infects but affects everyone around them.
Tom Donohue, thirty-one-year-old, son, brother and uncle of three, is the founder director of Who's Positive, a group of individuals infected, affected, sharing real stories about real people with a real commitment to humanizing HIV through firsthand accounts of young adults living with HIV. Since finding out about his own HIV-positive status in October 2003, Tom has dedicated his life to providing opportunity and encouraging HIV testing and raising awareness, a of HIV and its consequences in his peers.
Tom was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. At the age of seven, his sister and parents moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania as a result of his father's military relocation. In 1998, Tom graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in Williamsport. Tom was then hired as an assistant store manager for Wal-Mart in Salisbury, Maryland. A year-and-a-half later, he was recruited to work for Bugle Boy, Inc. as a store manager in Flemington, New Jersey. When Bugle Boy filed for bankruptcy, Tom returned to Williamsport to pursue an education in human services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
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