This year marks 40 years since the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In my documentary project, I capture the dynamic lives of individuals living with HIV, smashing stereotypes as they actively engage in society and their communities. These resilient souls, advocates for HIV awareness, education, and prevention, shatter the stigma around HIV. As they age gracefully, they champion the potent U = U slogan—Undetectable = Untransmittable—emphasizing that effective HIV treatment drastically reduces the risk of transmission to sexual partners. I commenced this documentary portraiture project in 2019and it provides a bold platform for individuals with HIV to share their stories, aiming to obliterate prevailing stigma and discrimination. The core mission is to enlighten those unfamiliar with HIV, fostering a more compassionate and enlightened societal perspective. Through my lens, I'm on a mission to inject empathy and understanding into the narrative surrounding HIV in our society.