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Request for Workshop Submissions: SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV

June 10, 2014

Positive Women's Network - USA is hosting our first-ever National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV, this Fall! SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV will be held September 17-19, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. The Summit is designed to provide 200 women living with HIV with a learning and networking experience which supports their ability to advocate for themselves, their families, the communities in which they reside and within the larger community of women living with HIV across the United States.

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A Poem of Celebration for National HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
By Khafre Abif
June 5, 2014

On June 6th I will be 48 years old. I have been living with HIV/AIDS for more than half of my life.

On June 5th, Long Term Survivors Awareness Day ...

I celebrate!

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The Poz+ Life Episode 1 (Video)
By Patrick Ingram
June 3, 2014

Patrick Ingram turns the camera around and gives voice to some newly diagnosed young gay men of color in his new series of videos "The Poz+ Life."

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Worry Wart
By Antron Reshaud Olukayode
May 31, 2014

Right now, I'm holding MADISON (my iPad) feeling completely and utterly, as if life's obstacles aren't problematic enough with so many layers and barriers presented to road block me. Oh the shade!

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Cambiando Medicamentos
Por Maria T. Mejia
30 de mayo de 2014

Algunos saben que tome el medicamento Trizivir por 10 anos. Esta era una buena medicina, pero note que mis células rojas estaban engrandecidas en los laboratorios y decidí cambiar el régimen de medicinas.

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Changing Meds
By Maria T. Mejia
May 30, 2014

As some know, I "once again" asked my doctor to change my medication regimen! I took Trizivir for 10 years. It was a good medicine but I noticed that my red blood cells were enlarged.

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A Long-Term HIV Survivor on the Premier of The Normal Heart
By Jimmy Mack
May 26, 2014

On Monday, May 12, I had the honor of attending the premier screening of The Normal Heart as the guest of my sister Nancy. It was a star-studded event held at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.

The last movie I saw at the Ziegfeld was Longtime Companion in 1990. After that screening, I got completely drunk and told my best friend Alan my deep dark secret: I was HIV+.

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Nelson Vergel Asks for Your Help to Save HIV+ Venezuelans' Lives
By Nelson Vergel
May 22, 2014

"Nelson, I have read your expert column in Spanish at I am desperate since we are running out of HIV medications in Venezuela. Can you help us?" This was the first email I received 4 months ago before many others starting arriving in my mailbox.

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On the New Age Movement, From NYC
By Ben B.
May 22, 2014

One thing that hit me hard while watching Dallas Buyers Club: the fact that mainstream 1980s medical science was completely unprepared for the AIDS epidemic, coupled with the societal stigma/homophobia of the era, meant that the afflicted had to resort to their own means to survive. Meaning, outside of standard medical science.

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On Guilt and Shame
By Ben B.
May 21, 2014

It's amazing how much negativity you can disarm simply by owning said negative thing like it's a positive thing.

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