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A Strategy for the Holiday Season: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton Img
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A Strategy for the Holiday Season: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton

"In this video, I talk about some things that you can do to safeguard against depression as the holidays approach. Your HIV status does not define who you are, and there are people who love you and want to spend the holidays with you."

National Health Blog Month Day 1: Why I Write About My Health -- A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img
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National Health Blog Month Day 1: Why I Write About My Health -- A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

This video blog entry was originally posted on Nov. 1, 2012.

HIV is only one very small piece of who I am. At the end of the day, HIV doesn't negatively impact my life. That's the greatest message, and that's why I blog about HIV.

I Am Gay, a U.S. Army Veteran, HIV Positive ... and Voting for President Obama: A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

I Am Gay, a U.S. Army Veteran, HIV Positive ... and Voting for President Obama: A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"I am not simply voting as a gay man, or as a veteran or even as a person living with HIV. I am voting as a person who is encouraged by the path of our country in four years and I believe if given four more years that we will be even stronger!"

Day 497: Getting a Cold With HIV: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton Img
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Day 497: Getting a Cold With HIV: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton

"Many times when you are newly diagnosed there is a tendency to freak out and think that death is near when you get sick. This is not reality. We must learn that not everything that makes us sick is related to HIV or AIDS. Sometimes a cold or the flu...

Facing the Past of Addiction: A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img
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Facing the Past of Addiction: A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"In this video I talk about a moment in which I am reminded of the person that I was when I relapsed on crystal. I have been clean for 265 days and with each day it gets easier. Being in recovery means taking one day at a time."

Vote or Die? A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

Vote or Die? A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"As much as activists get noticed, there is something that every person can do that has the potential of changing society: voting! I encourage all of my viewers to register to vote and, on Nov. 6, 2012, to let your voice be heard."

Caught on Tape: HIV Discrimination and Ignorance by a Police Officer in Michigan -- A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

Caught on Tape: HIV Discrimination and Ignorance by a Police Officer in Michigan -- A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

Are you kidding me? Another example of the stigma that faces those who are living with HIV. This time it was caught on tape.

The video shows Dearborn Police Officer David Lacey telling Shalandra Jones that she should disclose her HIV-positive status...

Interview With Robert Suttle of The Sero Project: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton Img
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Interview With Robert Suttle of The Sero Project: A Video Blog by Aaron Laxton

Interview with Robert Suttle from The Sero Project at the ADAP Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis Img

My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis

"I am simply a guy who on June 6, 2011, received the news that over 33 million people have received: I am HIV positive," writes new TheBody.com blogger Aaron Laxton. "I decided in that moment to record the journey that I was embarking on so that I mi...

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Happy Thanksgiving (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series.

On Day 170, as I near the six-month mark of my HIV journey, I reflect on what I am thankful for in my...