HIV and Drug Relapse (Video) (Posted: August 2012)
"In this video I talk about my own battle with drugs, relapse and what role my diagnosis had in my relapse. Acceptance of your own diagnosis can be hard but you have to find healthy ways to deal with the stress of life and of HIV."
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
Living My Life Positively (February 4, 2012)
"I've been ridiculed and criticized because of my HIV status," writes Louisiana resident Millicent Foster; "But that has just made me more determined."
I Yam What I Yam! A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram (January 22, 2012)
"I am a child of God, and for the past five years, am the pastor of a congregation on Germantown Avenue, in Philadelphia. It has been a long journey, a very public journey ... especially when it comes to my HIV status. No secrets ... I live my life as a religious leader LIVING unashamedly with the HIV virus."
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'."
Recovering Joy: A Video Blog Entry by Mark S. King (December 20, 2010)
"[In this classic holiday video], you'll find a special reading of ''Twas the Night Before Christmas' by my alter ego Anita Mann ... Thanks for the gifts you have given me this year, my friends, and here's to a wondrous, healthy year ahead."
Poetry: H-I-Me -- A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos (October 19, 2010)
Let me be clear with all ya'll here / If you are choosing to go on a meth-fueled sex affair / My responsibility to the outcomes of your personal decisions stop right there / So happy we got all that out in the air.
This Positive Life Video: An Interview With Ron Crowder (August 24, 2010)
When Ron tested positive in jail back in 1991, he wasn't surprised. Being an injection drug user who was sharing needles, he knew he was at risk. Yet, being diagnosed in a time when AZT was the only medication available, Ron never lost hope nor has he allowed an AIDS diagnosis to stop him from giving back and educating Nashville's African-American community about HIV.
This Positive Life Video: An Interview With Brenda Chambers (August 24, 2010)
This mother of four, recovering crystal meth addict and sexual abuse survivor did not allow her 2003 HIV diagnosis to stop her from living. In fact, she used it as a means to stop using drugs, regain custody of her children and become an AIDS activist.
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