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This Positive Life: An Interview With Enrique Franco

    "I was so paranoid when I first found out I had HIV. I was really, really paranoid about getting germs and I wanted everything clean, and I didn't want to eat out anymore using the forks and stuff. I went to go see him and I had the mask on and white surgical gloves on and everything."
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    "In the army, I give them a lot of credit. They don't let us openly serve as homosexuals, but when they found that I was HIV positive, they took care of me. They really made sure that I got to see an infectious diseases doctor somewhere in Texas."
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    "But now I see it as wanting to achieve what I have and wanting to maintain it. I just want to be able to enjoy life, so the only way I can enjoy life is if I continue to take care of my body: walk, run, play baseball, work out, and it's fine. It's not that bad."
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    "In order for you to combat HIV successfully, you've got to say, 'You know what? This is my body, this is my life. I'm not going to stop living. I refuse to put my head down.'"
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