The Beginning of a New Me: A Blog Entry by Ria Denise (August 16, 2012)
"I am finally at the stage where I need to be to let my voice be heard in hopes to inspire those who fight the ignorance daily, to know that they have nothing to be ashamed of."
Now for More on My Learning: A Blog Entry by Alive2 (May 10, 2012)
"I knew I had to take this stuff very seriously. The whole thing put my wife and me on an unstable path, which I was mainly the person who was responsible for the whole issue. We had a very difficult time for a few months, especially while she waited for her results to come back for a confirmation she wasn't infected."
HIV Changes Everything: A Blog Entry by Bob Leahy (April 25, 2012)
"I'm part of the HIV gang -- we must be dreadfully annoying at times -- who continually point out how HIV has changed us for the better. This must confound prevention experts who would rather we bemoan how awful are our HIV-riddled lives. And let's be clear; it's no picnic for many. For some of us though, the lucky ones, HIV has been a good thing. It's shaken us up. It's made us smell the daisies. … It's made us make something of our lives."
The Day I Was Diagnosed With HIV: A Blog Entry by B. Osten (March 8, 2012)
"The year was 1987. I remember it was raining that day. I woke up to what I thought was vertigo. It turned out to be a form of toxemia. A condition in which poisonous toxins are spread throughout the body by the bloodstream."
The Day I Was Pronounced Dead: A Blog Entry by Ellisya (July 14, 2011)
"We are going to fight this every day. No matter how long it takes, one day our fight might help the next people who have to live with HIV. I remember the day I found out I had HIV felt like the day I was pronounced dead, but instead I came alive."
The Responsible Thing to Do: A Blog Entry by Khafre Abif (May 13, 2011)
"I sat. Two white men shared that I was HIV positive. At that time, there was no pre-test counseling and risk assessment. These counselors may not have ever had to give a positive diagnosis."
From Addict to Activist With 3 Easy Letters: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight (April 20, 2011)
"She told her listeners of the girl I was, a hard-core dope fiend. ... She told them that when she asked how it was, how it could be that 5 years later the same girl was standing on the streets of South Africa, alive, thriving and fighting that I told her simply: 'I became an activist'."
Maria's Intro: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia (January 13, 2011)
When Maria was diagnosed with HIV at 18, her mother said: "You will not die from this, but you will tell the family you have another disease." Now, after years of silence, this Miami resident is more than ready to open up to the world about living with HIV.
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