• Growing Up Positive
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ivy waits for her quarterly check-up at Boston Children's Hospital.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Disclosure of illness to friends is a troubling decision for HIV-infected youth; Ivy has told her closest school friends.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    On school days, Tina comes into Ivy's room at 5:15am to give her the first pill of the day; one she must take 45 minutes before eating.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    India dresses her doll while receiving an asthma treatment. She has many physical and mental challenges from her HIV infection.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    The Smith family home is equipped with wheelchair lifts and stair climbers to help India get around.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ivy talks with her social worker while a nurse practitioner examines India on the floor with momma Deborah looking on.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Keeping track of all the medications is a full-time job and paying for the meds would not be possible without government aid.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ivy shoots some hoops outside her home in a working-class neighborhood of Medford, Mass.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    After a long day with the kids, Deborah rests on the couch and Tina takes over upon returning home from work.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    India watches TV on the couch.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ivy and friends flirt by the poolside at Camp Miracles and Magic, a one-week summer camp for HIV-infected children.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Tina and Ivy visit with Tina's mother in her Cleveland, Ohio kitchen.
  • HIV-infected youth, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ivy hangs with her closest friends whom she has known since she was adopted at age three.