Community Connection – Sam Cohen
Sam was a member of the community who had been involved with Living Positive Victoria for over 10 years.
Having faced multiple health and life challenges, Sam spoke to the importance of the positive community to find support, inspiration and a reason to keep on fighting.
Sam was a volunteer who contributed to Living Positive Victoria’s Taking Charge project for people with HIV aged 50 years and up. He was well known for his gentle and friendly manner. He was characterised by humility, grace and humour. He was always ready to provide his story in the hope to not only give insight into the lived experience of HIV with its many challenges but to inspire younger people with HIV with a message of resilience that one must never give up hope after an HIV diagnosis and to continue live life to the fullest.