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Enid Vazquez

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Hepatitis C

Which Hepatitis C Treatment Is Right for Me?

With so many options, there can be confusion over what hepatitis C treatment to take.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
From left to right: Daniel E. Mora, Joanna Zanella, Maria Richwine, Eliana Alexander, and J.M. Longoria
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No Shame in Sin Vergüenza: A Bilingual Telenovela Targets HIV Stigma

Sin Vergüenza is based on real people and their stories, woven together in composite form, as seen at Los Angeles AltaMed clinics by the show's creators.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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How Stigma and Discrimination Hurt Transgender Health Care

It's about much more than hormones and surgery. "The biggest issue for my patients is still stigmatization," says Christopher Nguyen, M.D.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
Enid Vázquez (below) with her sister Sylvia
Personal Stories

Sister, Sister

Long-term survival is a story of love and loss. For Enid Vázquez, it's the chance to get things right.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
Abraham House-El
Personal Stories

We Can Be Heroes: TPAN's Gay Men's Health Event Promotes Living Your Life

Abraham House-El was on top on the world back in the day -- driving a new sports car, living in a fancy apartment, and making big money working for a Fortune 500 company. Then he crashed and burned on drugs.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Meningitis Clusters Are Real -- and Potentially Deadly

Over the past several years, there have been meningitis outbreaks among gay men throughout the country. At TPAN's recent Hero event in September, Thao Vo, Pharm.D., presented slides and videos on meningitis.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
We're Still Here: Documentary Tells the Stories of Young People Born With HIV
Personal Stories

We're Still Here: Documentary Tells the Stories of Young People Born With HIV

"We were trying to make sense of it all before we could even fully develop into who we were as people ... and these experiences have shaped our lives for better or for worse," says filmmaker Grissel Granados in a voiceover for We're Still Here, a s...

By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network
Spencer Cox
Personal Stories

Spencer Cox: The Legacy of an Activist

"Spencer was really the first person to speak up for long-term survivors," said HIV treatment activist Matt Sharp. "He really believed in 'drugs into bodies,' an ACT UP slogan. But the drugs have their toll, and they certainly had a toll on him."

By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network
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The Cost of Long-Term Survival

Many long-term survivors hear that HIV is no longer a big deal, but are also the first generation navigating getting older with HIV.

By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network