My Birthday Is Here! A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia (April 4, 2013)
"When I was infected in 1989 at the age of 16 and then diagnosed 1 week after my 18th bday, on April 18 1991 ... They gave us MAX 10 YEARS TO LIVE. I wrote in my Hello Kitty diary that max I would live to see 28 ..."
This Positive Life: An Interview With Rafael Abadia (September 15, 2011)
Rafael came close to death several times in those early years of the epidemic, and has taken numerous HIV treatment regimens. Nowadays, he's tirelessly working to raise awareness of HIV in Latino communities in his home state of Florida. (Also available in Spanish.)
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