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Jane Fowler on Living With HIV in Her 70s -- And Not Dwelling on It

    Jane Fowler
    Jane Fowler
    "As I matured, we didn't have support groups for many things. ... I just feel like now there is a support group for anything and everything. It just didn't work that way when we were young."
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    "I went everywhere: schools, churches, corporate places. I was everywhere. One month, I think I gave more than 30 speeches."
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    "I think that is what is the hardest for me: talking to women who are like I was -- so naive, and just figuring that this couldn't be happening to them. Yes, it can! You just don't know who's doing what."
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    "Stephen and I are it in our family. I mean, I have no brothers or sisters. He has no brothers or sisters. He grew up an only child; I grew up an only child. So after his father moved on, it was just the two of us."
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    "In the beginning, \[my friends\] were wonderful; and they'd want to know about how my doctors' appointments went and all. It's never even talked about anymore. It's, 'Where are you traveling next, Jane? That's great.'"
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    Olivia G. Ford

    Olivia G. Ford

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    Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.