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HIV/AIDS Blog Central: Perspectives From the HIV/AIDS Community


HIV: Put Out the Red Light
By Rev. Andrena Ingram
March 25, 2015

Somewhere in the world, life is contingent upon performing a service to provide for the family, somewhere there are places where rules are bent, persons are bent over and forced to their knees, for a roof over their heads and their daily bread.

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The Bubble-Gut Dilemma
By Rev. Andrena Ingram
March 24, 2015

Trying to get up and get moving. Doctor visit in Center City, and wouldn't you know it ... it's a sh*tty morning! Figuratively and LITERALLY.

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My Sister, My Sister
By Khafre Abif
March 9, 2015

The Elders know and shake your hand,
not afraid to pat you on the shoulder.
This virus, this sickness of mankind,
traditional ways of healing,
revealing your lack of fear.
Cry your tears upon Earth, our Mother.
We have wounded Her,
She is weak and cannot replenish herself.
Change, or be sick like Her.
Now bow your head and pray in their indigenous tongue.

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The Beginning of the End of AIDS? You or Me?
By Rev. Andrena Ingram
March 3, 2015

How ironic that my last post in November has the slogan from the organization (Red) (one) had a little slogan that said: "The beginning of the End of AIDS starts with YOU" ... and I went on to talk about how I was gonna take a break and yadda, yadda, yadda. And how I needed to get real selfish and take a break from all the activism stuff! How ironic! ROFL!

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What Christie's Place Means to Me
By Rachel Moats
February 26, 2015

Today I write this with a heavy heart.

When I was diagnosed HIV positive in March of 2013 I very quickly learned how little services there are available to HIV-positive women. The nice woman at Planned Parenthood had very little information for me but she did hand me a short list of organizations in San Diego that provide services to HIV-positive people. There was only one place on that list that catered to women, that place was Christie's Place.

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Attacked on Grindr and Slut Shaming
By Justin B. Terry-Smith
February 24, 2015


I got a notification on my phone from my Grindr application so I click on it to check the message. This guy immediately started with, "Really Justin?" I then didn't understand what he was referring to, so I replied, "Really what?" He then went on to say that he was disappointed in me for having my HIV status at the bottom of my Grindr profile and that I was once his hero and etc. I just couldn't believe this. All I could do was block the immaturity out and off my phone.

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Patrick Ingram Interviews Miss America 2010
By Patrick Ingram
February 24, 2015

Patrick Ingram discusses national Black HIV/AIDS awareness day with Miss America 2010, one of the spokespeople for the awareness day.

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The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat
By Mark S. King
February 23, 2015

The annual HIV Cruise Retreat, commonly referred to as "The Poz Cruise," will set sail this November 8-15 aboard the Ruby Princess, departing Los Angeles and cruising the Mexican Riviera cities of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

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Recap 2014/2015
By Maria T. Mejia
February 10, 2015

Going over 2014 and what is coming for 2015.

How changing your thoughts can improve your wellbeing.

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Google Me: Is Blogging About HIV Keeping Me From Getting a Job?
By Brooke Davidoff
February 10, 2015

To fill a job these days, rumor has it that companies "Google" the name on the resumes they receive before even calling the resume sender. They can check your social media accounts and check up on who you are before even calling you back for an interview. For most HIV-positive people this is not a big deal; however, if this is the case there are more than three pages of links about HIV when my name is Googled.

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