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Mike Shriver has been living with HIV for 32 years. His diagnosis has survived five mayoral administrations, two high-pressure years doing AIDS prevention and policy work in Washington, D.C., and death threats from haters. His physical and mental health have taken a toll, and his faith has been tested.

But he’s doing just fine.

Heroic in the face of stigma

Mike Shriver leans against the National AIDS Memorial Grove’s large memorial boulder in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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Heroic in the face of stigma

Mike Shriver gestures toward his own name in National AIDS Memorial Grove’s Circle of Friends. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)