Handling Depression and Having Pride After an HIV Diagnosis (June 28, 2012)
Richard was given an AIDS diagnosis in 2002. He was devastated -- but not surprised, considering his life of hard partying, meth use and unprotected sex. But since that time, he's rediscovered his passion for life -- and traded drugs for marathons and 200-mile bike rides.
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One More for the Road: A Blog Entry by Carol Hyman (June 22, 2012)
"While the racers will no doubt burn off every morsel of food, the same cannot be said for the crew. ... [T]he crew may be taking home a little extra they would rather leave behind."
Why I Ride (March 30, 2012)
"I am saddened when I meet so many HIV positive individuals who live in fear of rejection. Living in self-imposed isolation is no way to live. I do what I can to be a positive role model for those impacted by the disease. My participation in the Ride for AIDS Chicago is one such way I make a difference in my community."
Reflections on the RAAM Adventure: A Blog Entry by Don Smith (July 17, 2011)
"I predicted that my RAAM experience would be as follows: It will be hard as hell. It will be an adventure of a lifetime. I will make many new friends. I am part of team that will make history. I expect to see parts of America that I would otherwise never encounter. Certainly I would have to say that all of those things would accurately describe my Race Across America experience. However there were many other things that I did experience that perhaps I did not foresee."
Good Work Was Done: A Blog Entry by Don Smith (July 6, 2011)
"[T]he key point to his story was about the many challenges he faced as an HIV+ man in living in small-town America. ... To me this was the true purpose for doing RAAM. To be able to touch one person's life in a way that inspired them or at least gave them some hope."
What's Next for Team4HIVHope? A Blog Entry by Carol Hyman (July 5, 2011)
"Maybe we inspired some people to participate in one of the many AIDS rides that occur around the US and the world. Better yet, perhaps we will inspire people, HIV+ or not, to demand treatment for all who are affected, whether or not they can afford to pay."
My Competitor, My Friend: A Blog Entry by Carol Hyman (June 27, 2011)
"There had been a good-natured rivalry between Team4HIVHope and the Crank Addicts, a relay team of four very young men from Britain. ... But Thursday took a far more serious turn on the route when our team came upon the Crank Addicts' RV, which was off the road, literally in pieces."
I'm a Kitty; You're a Kitty: A Blog Entry by Carol Hyman (June 23, 2011)
"Sleep deprivation, sore muscles, cramped quarters and unannounced route changes have led to more than just a few frayed nerves. Yes, there has been some yelling, and more than a few tears."
RAAM: Simple as a Rubik's Cube: A Blog Entry by Carol Hyman (June 21, 2011)
"Even if you don't count the months or even years of training to be able to accomplish such a feat, the Race Across America is anything but simple. For Team4HIVHope, the preparation has been meticulous and methodical."
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