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Calvin Tan is the fifth and currently the youngest Singaporean to come out publicly as a person living with HIV. Diagnosed when he was 19 years of age, Tan has participated in various private events and talks, showing the public that HIV does not hinder him by any means through his insight and optimism. He believes that being honest and responsible for his own choices in life is the key to living on.


The Pride- As a young sufferer of HIV, Calvin hopes to give others like him the support needed


Finding Your Compass - Iris Verghese & Calvin Tan

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  • Fasiha Nazren, "Calvin, 22, is the youngest of 4 S’poreans openly living with HIV. This is what his life is like.", Mothership, 23 December 2018[1].
  • Calvin Tan, Coordinator, About Us, In the Pink,[2].
  • Tan Tam Mei, "Student, 20, with HIV afraid to tell his parents", The New Paper, 21 March 2016[3].
  • ""As a young sufferer of HIV, Calvin Tan hopes to give those in the same plight as him the hope needed, Singapore Kindness Movement, 8 April 2019[4].


This article was written by Roy Tan.