Three Decades of HIV/AIDS, Part Three: A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. (July 27, 2011)
"Our view of the future was the AIDS crisis would continue to gain momentum and notoriety. We felt confident the rapidly amplifying cry for cure, care and support services would become logarithmically louder and more persuasive. We imagined ignorance and stigma would be replaced by knowledge, reason and compassion. None of these things actually occurred."
Waking to Sadness ... A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (July 21, 2011)
I must continue to get a handle on the emotional pain or it will kill my spirit and a dead spirit is a dead life. It would be a shame to stay alive physically living with AIDS ... defeating the odds to die spiritually. So today I fight for my spirit with what I have, praise, a shower and Captain Crunch."
HIV Profile: Ryan White -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith (July 20, 2011)
"In December 1984, when he was 13, White contracted pneumonia and had surgery to remove part of his left lung. After two hours of surgery, his doctors told his parents that he had contracted the incurable disease of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, through his Factor VIII blood transfusions."
HIV at 30: A Blog Entry by Gary Bell (July 20, 2011)
"My blog today will be more in the form of a rant. It comes on the heels of a recent radio show on which I appeared. During the show, I experienced a sense of déjà vu; that the conversation I was engaged in has happened before. After 30 years, I was answering many of the same questions, the same way."
HGTV Star David Bromstad Wants You to "Know Yourself": A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague (July 20, 2011)
"The Know Yourself: Get tested for HIV campaign kicked off yesterday with a special focus on members of the gay community who are at higher risk of HIV infection. Bromstad, winner of the first season of HGTV's Design Star and current host of Color Splash, will use his artistic ability to create a community inspired traveling mural to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS."
Reflections on the RAAM Adventure: A Blog Entry by Don Smith (July 17, 2011)
"I predicted that my RAAM experience would be as follows: It will be hard as hell. It will be an adventure of a lifetime. I will make many new friends. I am part of team that will make history. I expect to see parts of America that I would otherwise never encounter. Certainly I would have to say that all of those things would accurately describe my Race Across America experience. However there were many other things that I did experience that perhaps I did not foresee."
Timothy Brown: The Other Side of the Cure -- A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel (July 15, 2011)
"['Berlin patient' Timothy Brown] is happy to have made medical history as the first living person cured from HIV, but he is now shocked about how complicated the U.S. benefits and health system's bureaucracy has been. He told me that it is amazing that a country which was not his motherland cured him; and now his home country cannot support his continuing struggle to strengthen his health."
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