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Poetry Month at A Message From Your Poetry Editor

Warren Tong I started writing poems when I was very young. In fifth grade, there was a poetry contest at my school. We were asked to write about tolerance. I was shocked when I actually won and got to read my poem during the morning... Read more »
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A Poetry of Crisis, A Poetry of Witness

In 1987 I was 34 years old. My first poem was published in Christopher Street magazine and I felt excited and optimistic about the small community of writers, poets mostly, with whom I had come into contact in New York City. Many of these... Read more »

Poetry Month at HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., so throughout the month, collected reader submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Here are those poems. Poems From Our Readers A Poem by Bryan Fleury ... Read more »
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Your Poetry in Motion Doc

Dr. Frascino we love you, for without you fear would consume us. You are the guiding light in the darkness of uncertainty of the virus of despair. Through you we know that this plague is not God's will, but an illness of the unfortunate whose...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What an absolutely lovely message. Thank you. Often, I wonder if the messages I type night after night and send into cyberspace will ever even be read, let alone find their way to someone who actually needs them. Your kind comments are both... Read more »

Thanks from Tory Dent's husband

Dr Frascino,Thanks for including some of Tory's poetry on your site. I must admit that I get the "how did she get infected" question fairly often from people that didn't know Tory. I'm not really sure what it means. Perhaps...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sean,Tory's poetry provides an insight into this illness that is all too often lacking in those wishing to place blame or subdivide HIV-positive folks into guilty and innocent categories.Tory will be missed, but in the words of Emily... Read more »

Per Your Request, Doc

Paisan:All of my colmn to date are archived at www.xxxxxxxxxx, becareful though, the stories and poetry are NOT written for a PG-13 audience.Thanks again. I feel better already on the Wellbutrin!Vinny...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Vinny,Glad you are feeling better on the Wellbutrin! I'll check out your "Not for PG-13" columns! Fro the time being, I'll "XXX" out the web address in your comment. Now why did "X" seem like the best... Read more »

A poem for your thoughts

Hi handsome. Just wanted to add that I have been HIV Positive since 1988. Like you I am in excellent health. I believe positive energy is the biggest key. Thanks so much for all the help you have provided and contibute to provide to others....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brian,Thanks for your kind comments and thoughtful poem. It's infinitely better than the last one someone sent in, which started "There once was a stud from Nantucket . . . ."Stay well, Brian!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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HIV poetry

Posted by Majandra, 2 Replies
Hello. I'm an 29 year old single mother living with HIV. I've found that writing poetry helps to keep me sane. :) I've never been keen on groups or counselling, so my poetry is my own form of therapy. I should probably warn anyone reading this... Read more »

more rainbow poetry

Posted by Anonymous
More Rainbow Poetry: "I'm back!"

#1 Rainbows #2 Rainbows Everywhere . I used to see RAINBOWS Today
I see a rainbow EVERYWHERE> All -The-Time (As) I thought of you
When I was a kid Or was it The Faerie Godmother The other way
around? Sweeping... Read more »

looking for writers and poetry

Posted by RobbyD
Hiya everyone

I posted on one of the other boards, and thought i'd do so here I didn't want to cross post the exact same message so here goes.

First let me say my name is Robert Douglas, I was diagnosed Positive in May of last year, and I'm currently... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »