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Poetry About Living With Hiv

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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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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 as an American woman she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

Welcome back Dear Doc and Thanks (From your Egyptian friend)

Dear Dr. Bob, I just wanted to let u know that I missed u so much for the last 2 weeks, it felt really strange,sad and empty not having u around, I hope u enjoyed ur trip to France. I also wanted to thank u for answering my question "reposted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Egyptian Friend,I've combined your two posts.Welcome back once again to the forum, even though, since you do not have HIV, you really don't need to be here. Thanks for your kind comments. I would be delighted to receive your poem. Yes, if... Read more »

Hello from an ex-Worried Well

Hello Dr. Frascino,I just wanted to write in to add another voice to group of ex-WW. I know that you get a few of these, but I hope that you will appreciate another bit of fan mail. I wont presume to understand what it is like to be diagnosed HIV+,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there! All you need to do is get tested. (OK, I made that last part up.)By the way, Canadian Fan, just how terrible was your poetry? "Moon-gloom-doom . . . etc.) Or perhaps a limerick starting with There Once Was a Skank from Nantucket . .... Read more »

Re: So Many Questions

Hello Folks, All of you at The Body are angels. I would like to respond to the pesron who asked about life expectency for those newly infected. I have been positive for exactly one year now. If I could offer only one bit of advice I would say...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Poetry Month at TheBody.com: HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

...U.S., so throughout the month, TheBody.com 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 (posted May 5) "Fearing old friends... Read more »
Body Positive

"Unimaginable Grief, Unexpected Joy": AIDS in Poetry

...acknowledges the role that poets play in shaping, defining, and expressing the vast emotional tableau arising from our response to HIV/AIDS. There is not so much a "poetry of AIDS" as there are voices and distinct personalities -- poets bringing... Read more »
Body Positive

The Poetry of HIV--A Sampler

...Chauvette Blessed Memories: Gay Father, Straight Son by Nelson F. Jewell faces (in my dream) by Denis Siri More HIV/AIDS Poetry I AM THE CHOICE I am made up of: the anger, frustration, pain, and craziness of my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Poetry Heightens AIDS Awareness

... The third annual HIV/AIDS Poetry Slam was held Thursday night by the Manatee County Health Department (MCHD). Among those submitting poems, 28 finalists, Read more »
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...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 Read more »

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