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Managing the Triple Threat: Strategies for Older Gay Men With HIV

    Managing the Triple Threat: Strategies for Older Gay Men With HIV
    Mark, 54, feels sideswiped by the ageism he experiences from other gay men. He feels invisible in the gay community, where he once received support: "It's all about young, pretty boys, blah blah blah, whatever."
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    When Joe developed facial wasting, he started isolating. As his family reunion approached, he was torn. He wanted to see family members, but the fear that his HIV diagnosis would be revealed by his face made him hesitate. He weighed the risks of disclosure with the advantages of reconnecting with family members.
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    Mario knows that learning to deal with the homophobia of his youth has made him stronger today. As he puts it, "If you go through that without throwing yourself in front of a bus ..." then you can handle anything.
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    James Masten, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

    AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

    AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

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