Latest by Bonnie Goldman

HIV Treatment 101

HIV treatment today is worlds away from what it was even just a few years ago. Groundbreaking newer medications -- as well as older, proven medications -- are taken in combination, usually just once or twice daily, with few-to-no side effects. A numb...

By Bonnie Goldman and Olivia G. Ford

This Positive Life: An Interview With Evelyn Hernandez

"I share my story so that communities can see that this can happen to anyone. It impacts anyone. It has no borders," Evelyn Hernandez says. In 1993, instead of enjoying their brand-new marriage, Evelyn and her husband both found themselves dealing wi...

By Bonnie Goldman

Esta Vida Positiva: Entrevista Con Lucía

"No renunciar. ... Edúquese y encuentre algo que le guste a su psíquico y para su paz interna, para que le ayude a bregar con la información que va recibiendo porque alguna de ella puede ser pavorosa, "dice la intercesora de VIH y sobreviviente a lar...

By Bonnie Goldman

Esta Vida Positiva: Una Entrevista Con Evelyn Hernández

"Comparto mi historia, para que las comunidades puedan ver que le puede pasar a cualquiera. Le impacta a todos. No tiene fronteras," escribe/dice sobreviviente a largo plazo y intercesora contra el VIH. En el 1993, en vez de disfrutar de las etapas d...

By Bonnie Goldman

This Positive Life: An Interview With Anthony Castro and Frank Lopez

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Anthony Castro and Frank Lopez, a loving couple from San Francisco. In 2000, Anthony, a then-19-year-old immigrant from Chile, discovered he was HIV positive. With an initial CD4 count of four, he was gi...

By Bonnie Goldman

Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this ti...

By Bonnie Goldman

This Positive Life: An Interview With Michelle Lopez

"The secret to my survival is that I want to live," says HIV/AIDS advocate, mother and long-term HIV survivor Michelle Lopez. Back in 1991, Michelle left behind a partner who beat her and, she would soon learn, knowingly put her at risk for HIV. With...

By Bonnie Goldman

This Positive Life: An Interview With Robert Cohen

Welcome to This Positive Life Video Series! We have with us Robert Cohen. Being diagnosed in 1986 in San Francisco -- the epicenter of the epidemic at that time -- Robert was convinced that he was going to die. He watched so many of his friends pass ...

By Bonnie Goldman

This Positive Life: An Interview With Tree Alexander

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Welcome to This Positive Life Video Series! We have with us Tree Alexander. At 20, Tree thought he had it all -- a wonderful job in Chicago and a loving boyfriend ...

By Bonnie Goldman

This Positive Life: An Interview With Ron Crowder

Welcome to This Positive Life Video Series! We have with us, Ron Crowder, Executive Director of Street Works in Nashville, Tennessee. When Ron tested positive in jail back in 1991, he wasn't surprised. Being an injection drug user who was sharing nee...

By Bonnie Goldman