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.
In This Positive Life, from TheBody.com
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."
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