My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis (August 2012)
"I am simply a guy who on June 6, 2011, received the news that more than 33 million people have received: I am HIV positive. I decided in that moment to record the journey that I was embarking on so that I might help others as they receive that news. I'm not a doctor and I don't endorse any agenda other than simply living a healthy life."
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."
What It Feels Like to Get the News That You Have HIV (Video) (Posted: August 2012)
"For many people that receive the news that they are HIV positive this is how they feel. Many people cannot put it into words but this is how they feel. During the last six months there have been times in which I have felt most of these things."
Day 4 of HIV Diagnosis (Posted: August 2012)
"I found this video on my cell phone that I had shot 4 days after being diagnosed with HIV. I am uploading this so that maybe someone else that feels the same way will be comforted. Let me know what you think. It gets better!"
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."
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