Daily Injection.
Daily Injection.

Dave Storm was diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in 1992. He contracted the virus in 1983 after receiving infected blood to treat a motorcycle accident. To combat the disease, he takes a series of injections and pills everyday at 10:00 AM.

 

Before AIDS.
Before AIDS.

Dave served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War . It would be almost ten years after he had a motorcycle accident and received blood during recovery infected with AIDS.

Appointment Confirmation
Appointment Confirmation

Dave confirms another doctor’s appointment in Newport Beach, California. It is common to see him on the phone encouraging others living with HIV/AIDS in Orange County, and inviting them to support groups meetings he organizes.

Newport Beach, CA. May, 2016.

Daily Medications I.
Daily Medications I.

Acquired Immune Deficiency SyndromeStorm takes over 50 medications and vitamins a day to combat AIDS, mostly to fix the damage of previous medications he has been taking since the 1980's. 

Doctor's Appointment.
Doctor's Appointment.

Dave enters the office of his Urology doctor for his second appointment of the morning. HIV/AIDS requires him to have consistent medical attention from a wide range of specialists.

 

 

Daily Medications II.
Daily Medications II.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Storm must take over 50 pills and injections a day to combat the disease.

Morning Rituals.
Morning Rituals.

Dave and his housemate Herman start every morning off with three quick games of Backgammon. They both share a common interest in serving the community through ministry projects, and been friends for almost a decade.

Laguna Niguel, CA. May, 2016.

Daily Injection.
Daily Injection.

Dave Storm must take one daily stomach injection to fight off the inflammation of his stomach caused by previous HIV/AIDS medications. He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1992 after receiving infected blood to treat a motorcycle accident in the early 1980's.

HIV/AIDS Outreach.
HIV/AIDS Outreach.

At lunch, Dave multitasks by looking through older HIV/AIDS outreach information from Saddleback Church at his favorite diner near is home. 

San Juan Capistrano, CA. May, 2016.

Combatting Stigmas.
Combatting Stigmas.

Dave speaks to a bible study about HIV/AIDS in San Clemente, CA. The members of the study were preparing to distribute gift baskets for people in the HIV/AIDS community and the doctors that treat them.

Hospital Visit.
Hospital Visit.

Dave Storm encourages a friend in the hospital undergoing health complications with HIV.

Moving Forward.
Moving Forward.

Dave combats HIV/AIDS daily by organizing community outreaches and sharing his story to others with the purpose of awareness. The stigma's of the disease create a sense of isolation and loneliness amongst many people living with HIV/AIDS.

Laguna Niguel, CA. May, 2016.