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_This Positive Life_: Now Over 50, Ed Viera Reflects on HIV's Challenges and Lessons Img
Personal Stories

This Positive Life: Now Over 50, Ed Viera Reflects on HIV's Challenges and Lessons

"I'm doing damn good," says Ed Viera, Jr. "I exercise, I eat right, I sleep, I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't do drugs." He's been HIV positive for more than 25 years, and he declares he's "never going to stop living."

By Erika Nelson
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Comunidad y Recursos de VIH

Esta Vida Positiva: Una Entrevista Con Bernadette Berzoza

"Había algo en mí que, dijo, 'Necesitas contar tu historia a estas mujeres,'" recuerda Bernadette Berzoza. "Creo que muchas mujeres estaban pensando como yo: ' Esta" es mi vida, tengo que vivirla. No es comportamiento riesgoso." Hoy en día Bernadette...

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Defensoría y Política de VIH

Esta Vida Positiva: Una Entrevista Con Rafael Abadia

"Pude ver el 'lado sucio' del SIDA en los años '80 y '90," comenta Rafael Abadia; "La Juventud no lo vio. No creo que ven la urgencia." Rafael estuvo cerca de la muerte varias veces en los primeros años de la epidemia y ha tenido numerosos regímenes ...

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Personal Stories

This Positive Life: An Interview With Esmeralda, Part One

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Losing a Partner to Advanced HIV HIV Tests in Mexico and the U.S. Finding Support -- and Finally Processing Work and Family Life Speaking Out, Helping Others

This article is part one of a two-part interview with Esmeralda ...

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Personal Stories

Profiles in Courage: Fortunata Kasege

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HIV Diagnosis HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex

HIV Diagnosis

What was the first thing you did when you were diagnosed?

I was terrified. I don't remember being that scared in my life. It was ...

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Personal Stories

Profiles in Courage: David P. Lee

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HIV Diagnosis Personal Bio African-American Identity and HIV

  • HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex Resolutions, Adventures and Likes

This interview has been altered from its original format. ...

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Personal Stories

Profiles in Courage: Brian Datcher

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HIV Diagnosis Personal Bio African-American Identity and HIV HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex Adventures and Wishes

HIV Diagnosis

How did you find out you were HIV positive?

I found ou...

By Erika Nelson