Shawn Decker: The Rebel Returns -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (June 29, 2012)
Within a month of testing positive for the virus, he was kicked out of the 6th grade. By all accounts, he wasn't expected to live five years. After beating the odds and graduating from high school, Shawn opened up about his life, creating one of the first 'poz blogs'"
Robert Suttle: HIV Criminalization -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (May 16, 2012)
"Robert Suttle was convicted under Louisiana's HIV-specific criminal statute after accepting a plea bargain and served six months in a Louisiana prison for HIV non-disclosure to a former partner, with whom he had a contentious relationship. Upon his release in January 2011, he has become engaged in anti-criminalization advocacy work."
Jim Geary: Delicate Courage -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (May 10, 2012)
"Jim Geary moved to San Francisco in 1974 and began working as a nurse's aide on an oncology floor. ... Jim also continued his political activism in San Francisco working with Supervisor Harvey Milk ... In October 1981 he formed what was to be the first support group for individuals with AIDS in the world."
Fight On and Fight Loud: A Blog Entry by Thomas DeLorenzo (May 4, 2012)
"In spite of the bad days, the long doctors' visits, the constant pain, we can achieve. We can do even more than that; we can change the world! Congratulations to all of us, for getting through another day, and being here to fight the fight."
ACT UP: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia (April 24, 2012)
"I am one of those who believe that we have to go back to basics, and back to the Larry Kramer times and throw ourselves to the streets and fight for our rights. ... People are not dying as in the times when ACT UP started ... this is a good thing that we have new medications that are making us live longer. But this DOES NOT MEAN we have to just live, be silent and take our medicine ..."
The Voice of a Generation (April 23, 2012)
Jamar Rogers talks about his diagnosis, his personal battle against HIV stigma, how he ended up auditioning for The Voice, and his HIV/AIDS activism.
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