45 years old
Since being a child Andrey has been reading a lot and, according to his words, he discovered the existence of HIV really early. When he was younger he was a punk, got tattoos. For 25 years Andrey had been taking drugs and was supposed to be infected but he had not been checking his status until 2013. Since that moment he has been visiting a supporting group, getting a therapy and working as a fitter.
As for the stigma, he says that he has never faced it.
However, HIV many times became an obstacle for creating a long-last relationship.
“I believe that too “I” live inside me. Two forces. One is light and another one is dark. I believe this is the way a person is arranged. I have a fight inside me and I have chosen a side. But I still want to know who I am”.