Nicole Buffong speaks with rolling out writer Mo Barnes about HIV and treating with marijuana(Image Source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service)

Like many Black millennials, Nicole Buffong is intelligent and driven. But her life within the past 12 months was turned upside down when she developed a rash and swelling in her legs. She went to the hospital and was told the terrible news that she was now HIV-positive and had developed AIDS.

But despite this diagnosis, Buffong did not go into a shell and cry. In fact, she bucked the HIV stigma, took to social media and announced her diagnosis. She also educated herself on medical marijuana and it has become a part of her healing treatment. Nicole visited the rolling out studio to tell her story:

Rolling Out Interviewing Nicole Buffong sharing her story of HIV and Legal marijuana medication

Posted by Rolling Out on Monday, April 2, 2018

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.