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Aless Piper

Aless Piper is a 20-something office assistant by day, world-changer by night. She is a voracious reader, and addicted to iced caramel correttos from her favorite coffee shop. She has been reading TheBody.com for more than half her life.

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Personal Stories

Meet Bob Bowers: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

In December 2012, I was privileged and honored to run my friend Kenn Chaplin's World AIDS Day roundup, which he had originated in 2010. I called the incarnation "Kenn's Project," and accepted submissions all the way up to 10 p.m. EST on December 1. I...

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Flaming Red's Birthday Wish List 2012: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper Img
Personal Stories

Flaming Red's Birthday Wish List 2012: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

"My birthday is very soon, and of course I couldn't resist the idea of doing another world-changing wish list. ... So please check it out, recommend it on Facebook, share it far and wide, tweet it, and, of course, pick something you can do off it!"...

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Death & Mourning

Remembering Bonnie: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

First and foremost, what I remember about Bonnie is that she was persistent and for that, I am so very grateful.

During the summers of 2006, 2007 and 2008, my stepfather drove me to work every morning, and every morning he asked me the same question...

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Personal Stories

Notes for a Young Activist: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

Aless Piper has a message for teenagers and young adults who may be considering a dip into HIV/AIDS activism: "What I want you to know most of all is we are out there. It's not easy, and sometimes it takes a really long time to 'get better,' but we n...

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The Beginning: A Blog Entry by Aless Piper

When Aless Piper was in sixth grade, she unwittingly chose to do a science project about HIV/AIDS. During the project, she called a local HIV service organization and was introduced to Edward, an HIV-positive man who ended up speaking at her school. ...

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