Fashion and theatrical show raises awareness for people living with HIV/AIDS

Dean Thullner was a young man when he was diagnosed with HIV. 

“I was told I had three days left to live when I was 27 years old and it was a very difficult time,” said Thullner, now 53, who added he also struggled with addiction and mental issues following his diagnosis.

In 2011, Thullner took part in a mental health program at St. Paul's Hospital and credits his participation there for his ability now to have “the luxury of a long life.”

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