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This Positive Life: Now Over 50, Ed Viera Reflects on HIV's Challenges and Lessons

    Ed Viera, Jr.
    Ed Viera, Jr.
    "Maybe at the age of 53 I'm subconsciously looking for a custom-fit in an off-the-rack world. But I'm OK with that because I'm alone by choice."
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    "Surrendering to the disease is definitely not an option. It might eventually claim me, but not without a fight."
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    "\[HIV work is\] no longer about commitment or the high idealism that compelled me to join the fight against HIV/AIDS. It's about having the discipline, passion and compassion to do the right thing."
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    Erika Nelson