UC clinical research communty educator Jaasiel Chapman (right) counsels trial participant Curtis Johnson at Holmes Hospital.
CINCINNATI -- Over-the-Rhine native Curtis Johnson, 39, is one of the first participants taking part in a study at the University of Cincinnati testing a new drug that may prevent the transmission of HIV.
Listen to his story about growing up black and gay in Cincinnati, including his harrowing AIDS scare, in the audio player above.
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Music used in the audio story is courtesy of Purple Planet Music.