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Catching Up With Chase Brexton's 'Fired Five'
By Mark S. King
September 15, 2016

The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the city's most vulnerable populations, met for lunch earlier this week. It was the first in-person meeting of the group since their dismissal in early August.

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Seeking Clemency From an HIV Criminalization Sentence: When Has Time Been Served?
By Tim Hinkhouse
September 15, 2016

How many of you know about a site called change.org? I recently received an email from a doctor suggesting I start a campaign on this site. Has there been anyone who has made an issue about the HIV criminalization on this site? Who would be willing to do so for me? There has been so much progress on this over these last twenty-plus years, thanks to science.

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My 10-Step to-Do List for Enduring Depression
By Josh Middleton
September 14, 2016

A plan of action to combat depression is necessary. While we may never be cured of this condition, we can take steps to suppress it. Some of these things may make us feel uncomfortable or at times seem down right pointless; however, I promise the more you do to actively combat your depression, the better you are going to feel in the long run.

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What It Feels Like for a Mom
By Mark S. King
September 13, 2016

My mother, Anne King, turns 90 this month. This story is my tribute.

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Be a Hero -- Send Your Unused Medications to Venezuelans in Crisis
By Nelson Vergel
September 13, 2016

Cristobal Plaza, director of ActionforSolidarity.org, talks about the medication shortages in Venezuela and how you can help while the situation is resolved one day.

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The Challenges of Dealing With Health Issues Beyond HIV While in Prison
By Tim Hinkhouse
September 13, 2016

I know that it has been a while since you have heard from me. There have been things inside of prison that I have had to deal with, as well as health issues. In the last month, I have had infections in both my ears, but they have now cleared up. I have had blinding headaches and was given a muscle relaxer, which helps. There has been nausea, but I think that it had something to do with my inner ear? I have had practically no energy, which made me spend a lot of time lying down.

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The Journey From Small Town Secret to Sharing My HIV Story
By Harold R. "Scottie" Scott
September 13, 2016

In late 1989, I met and dated someone for about three months. It was from this brief "fling" that my life would be forever changed as, being rather naive, I allowed myself to become infected with HIV. After discussing HIV/AIDS risks, and before participating in unprotected sex, the person I was dating told me they were not infected, so I believed there was nothing to worry about. That would change.

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HIV-Positive Protagonists, Part Three
By Christian Kiley
September 10, 2016

How did popular media affect perceptions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1990s?

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Curiosity: We Need to Stop Hiding and Speak Up
By Brooke Davidoff
September 9, 2016

Most of the people who find out I have HIV from seeing my blog or my Facebook page are curious. They are usually people I knew in high school or middle school. They do not send name-calling emails calling me a slut. They ask questions.

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It's Time for Change
By Tiommi Luckett
August 30, 2016

Those of us living with or affected by HIV have a common goal in mind: to eradicate transmission of HIV. So, why are HIV transmissions rates on a steady rise with each passing year?

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