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Watch: HIV-Positive Sailor Talks About Surviving Sexual Assault in Military

Watch: HIV-Positive Sailor Talks About Surviving Sexual Assault in Military

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Chris Brewer shares his own story of enduring a brutal sexual assault and being re-victimized after reporting it to the Navy with Josh Robbins.

U.S. Navy Sailor Christopher Brewer endured a brutal six-hour sexual assault, which led to his HIV-positive diagnosis. But, as he told Josh Robbins, the popular poz blogger behind imstilljosh.com, one of the worst parts of the whole experience was how the Navy treated him after he reported the assualt.

That experience has transfromed Brewer into an activist who swears to continue fighting until the mistreatment of sexual assault victims ends. He's found sharing his own story to be an empowering experience that can not only help other survivors but fix a system that re-victimizes sexual assault survivors. 

Here's Brewer's story as told to Robbins.

 


If you are in the military and need help because of sexual assault, please visit Safe Help Line.

Josh Robbins is the HIV-positive blogger and activist behind imstilljosh.com.

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