Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome (June 25, 2013)
"I confess that I wince a little bit when those bright-eyed, self-assured bloggers advise everyone not to worry because it's all manageable now, the drugs are better and everyone with HIV is going to live an average lifespan. Surely it will be better for their generation. ... I just can't forget that it's been pretty devastating for mine."
From Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Peter and Kathy McLoyd's Serodiscordant Relationship (December 22, 2012)
While many believe HIV is a challenge too big for a couple to overcome, nothing could be further from the truth for the McLoyds. Their love is a glue stronger than HIV, and it is crystal clear that they are each other's hero.
This Positive Life: A Trailblazer Still Marches Forward (December 12, 2012)
Gil Kudrin has marched with ACT UP, helped found Nightsweats & T-Cells (which employs HIV-positive people and gives them work skills and experience) and has raised two young, homeless boys as his own sons.
My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles (June 13, 2012)
"I have been careening from one health issue to another and haven't had the strength to write. I have learned quite a lot from these illnesses. I am still struggling to reckon the past seven months."
Worry Your Way to Longevity: A Blog Entry by Philip D. (June 9, 2012)
"According to a book I read recently, those who worry in moderation appear to outlive their overly cheerful counterparts. If that's really true, I may be around to blog for a very long time."
Miracle of Life: Counting Down to 50! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (April 14, 2012)
"People are always talking about God 'curing' me but even with AIDS, I'm a walking miracle, a living miracle. I want you to see the miracle in my ability to keep pressing no matter what I face day to day. See God do what we all thought was the impossible; Live beyond the days of expectation."
Monday Reflection: Weathering the Storm -- A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (February 20, 2012)
"We just don't know what the long-term impact on the body is for people like me who took the first generation HIV medications ... Yep, I've taken 19 of the HIV medications in some form or the other, not to forget the host of medications I took in those early days to prevent AIDS-related opportunistic infections ..."
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."
Why and How I Volunteer: A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive (January 12, 2012)
"As I sit here with singing and music echoing from a nearby Thai festival, I realize that nothing is more important than being present in the here and now and to be living the experience of international service, and that an experience specifically focused on HIV-related issues is even more rewarding than I had originally anticipated."
From Volunteer Positive
Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream, Part One: A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive (January 10, 2012)
"From the time President Kennedy introduced the Peace Corps while I was in high school in Rhode Island I wanted to someday be a volunteer. ... but [at nearly 60] they did not want me because I was HIV positive. ... It is now January 2012, and at the vibrant age of 65 I am proudly serving with the inaugural Volunteer Positive endeavor in Chiang Mai, Thailand."
From Volunteer Positive
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