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Positive Parenting

Interviews with four HIV-positive parents about how they talk with their children about HIV.

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What HIV-Positive Youth Want You to Know

Some were diagnosed, some during their youth, but they all have something to tell you about their experience.

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HIV Experts Discuss Inflammation and HIV

Some call it inflammation, some call it immune activation. No matter what you call it, it's chronic and needs to be addressed, according to these experts.

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Chatting About the Road to Undetectable

Collectively, these four Canadians have been undetectable for over 23 years -- and they have stories to share.

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Four People With HIV Talk About Their Tats and All That

Robert MacLeod, 36

Halifax HIV+: 8 years Job: Medical lab technologist

How many tattoos do you have?

Hundreds.

Why so many?

This is a question I get asked a lot. Tattoos are my passion, my hobby, my obsession. I got each one for a different ...

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A Decade of Positive Faces: David Hoe

How would you describe your health?

Very good but with joint pain and treatment-induced peripheral neuropathy that still are pains in the proverbial.

Are you experiencing any health issues from HIV or your HIV treatment?

I'm not sure if it's HIV-r...

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A Decade of Positive Faces: Brian R.

How would you describe your health?

Pretty good.

Are you experiencing any specific issues around HIV or your treatment?

Not really. In general, because I live in a large urban centre and have access to good medical facilities, I don't really have ...

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A Decade of Positive Faces: Shari Margolese

How would you describe your health?

Pretty darn good, overall.

Are you experiencing any specific issues around HIV or your treatment?

My biggest issue is arthritis, which is partially HIV-related. I take over-the-counter medication and medicinal m...

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A Decade of Positive Faces: Tracey Conway

How would you describe your health?

My overall health is good; however, I am taking medication for depression and need to watch my cholesterol and calcium, a normal part of getting older.

Are you experiencing any specific issues around HIV or your ...

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A Decade of Positive Faces: Sandy Lambert

How would you describe your health?

Fabulous.

Are you experiencing any specific issues around HIV or your treatment?

I still have challenges with lipodystrophy. I have enlarged breasts (gynecomastia) and I will be seeing a surgeon for reduction su...