“It’s a Sin” Star Nathanial J. Hall Talks About Contracting HIV When He Was 16 Years Old
Here’s the story of a guy who talks about how he was diagnosed with HIV at 16 years of age. His name is Nathanial J. Hall and he’s part of a TV show in the UK that I don’t know much about. But his own personal story has truly moved me. It could have been me, or anybody I know. I grew up with HIV/AIDS and I don’t recall a time before that, a time when gay men didn’t have to worry about catching a virus that would kill them just because they made love.
Now 34, Hall contracted HIV when he was just 16, from the first man he ever had sex with. Growing up in the late ’80s and ’90s, he had heard of HIV and AIDS but, at that age, it wasn’t really on his radar as something that could affect his own life.