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Taking on the Race Across America: Meet Team4HIVHope 2011

December 15, 2011

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Jim Williams

Jim Williams, New York City, N.Y.; Diagnosed in 2006

"I've been cycling for about five years. I actually started cycling to train for an AIDS ride, and felt like a hypocrite, not knowing my HIV status doing an AIDS ride, so I got tested and found out I was positive about 30 days before I did the ride. ... I've always wanted to do RAAM since I first heard of it about five years ago, when I started riding. I'm a member of the group called the Positive Pedalers, which is a group of cyclists that are living with HIV/AIDS and use cycling as a way to try to eliminate the stigma that's attached to HIV/AIDS today. Steven contacted them about whether anybody would be interested in doing RAAM with him, and they put us two in touch. Literally, within minutes, we were talking with each other and starting the arrangements for RAAM."

Jim is an attorney with VF Sportswear, Inc., in NYC. In addition to the demanding daily training schedule of a cyclist, Jim also rides horses, bakes and takes regular advantage of NY's museums.




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