Hints and Allegations
We Are Not OK -- Until the Cure
July 5, 2011
The epidemic has changed so much since I've been involved in the AIDS crisis. When I was first diagnosed, HIV really was a death sentence. I remember my first doctor telling me that I could live as long as 10 years. I smiled and walked out of her office happy. I made it to my car before I realized that she had just told me I'd be dead before I was 38 -- if I was lucky!
It Is What It Is
May 24, 2011
Even though they don't always go great, I've always liked coming to New York Presbyterian for my pulmonary hypertension appointments. For years I was seen at the pulmonary clinic. Six month ago I graduated to the heart failure clinic.
From Addict to Activist With 3 Easy Letters
April 20, 2011
I felt sorry for people. I felt sorry for animals. I even felt sorry for my stuffed animals when I didn't give them enough attention or got tired of playing with them. I was the kind of kid that dogs and cats 'followed home' all the time. By the time I was 8 I had already realized that there was a tremendous amount of pain in the world. Although I also saw so much beauty in life, the suffering of others was overwhelming, suffocating. It haunted me.
Hints and Allegations
Jeannie Wraight (known as Jeannie Gibbs before her marriage in April 2011!) has been an AIDS treatment activist for over 14 years. She was a longtime member of ACT UP New York and has participated in countless demonstrations and actions. She has attended over 75 HIV conferences around the world and writes for several HIV publications. Ms. Wraight has sat on many advisory boards as well as the Board of Directors of Health People, an AIDS service organization in the South Bronx, New York. She lives with her partner in the Bronx, where she works on her Web site HIVhaven.com and advocates for novel HIV therapies and nutritional supplements for people with HIV/AIDS. She is also an animal rescuer.
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December 29, 2015 - Moving On: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight
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