Who is Andy Feds?
My real name is Brandon Cox Sanford, and I currently live in Las Vegas with my wife, Lauren Sanford. The name Andy Feds was created as a dedication to my teacher at Hubbard High School, Andrew Newman, who became a father figure to me. The last name "Feds" comes from my love of fedora hats. I currently have a collection of over 30 fedoras and counting!
What inspired me?
I was born HIV positive from my HIV positive mother, Lynette Cox. My mom died at age 26, leaving me to be raised by my grandmother. I was inspired by my mom and her bout with HIV/AIDS. I wanted to raise awareness so that the stigmas surrounding HIV/AIDS that affected my mom from getting help, won't affect other people from seeking help or knowing that HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence.
What is the Keep It Positive Movement?
I established a social movement called the "Keeping It Positive" movement, where I use my comedy platform and social media to teach about HIV/AIDS, destroy the stigmas surrounding HIV/AIDS, promote others to avoid making HIV/AIDS a closeted subject, and tell funny life stories of my life with HIV.