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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."

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Personal Stories

This Positive Life: An Interview With Bernadette Berzoza

"There was something in me that said, 'You need to tell these women your story,'" Bernadette Berzoza remembers. Bernadette, a mother, grandmother and the co-founder of an HIV and health education organization, finds her life today is a far cry from t...

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Personal Stories

This Positive Life: An Interview With Rafael Abadia

I got to see the 'dirty side' of AIDS in the '80s and '90s," Rafael Abadia remarks; "Younger people really haven't. I don't think they see the urgency." Rafael came close to death several times in those early years of the epidemic, and has taken nume...

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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

This Positive Life: An Interview With Sarah

Sarah, let's start from the beginning. Can you tell our readers how you got HIV?

When I was born, my mother had a pretty bad C-section \cesarean section]. As a result, she had to get a blood transfusion, and the blood transfusion was tainted. So sh...

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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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News

"Town Hall Meeting" on Ryan White CARE Act

Overview of Ryan White CARE Act Problems Accessing HIV Care in Rural California Accessing HIV Care in Maryland Accessing Ryan White-Funded Dental Care Ryan White-Funded Services for Undocumented Workers Standing Up for Yourself and Gettin...

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Personal Stories

Profiles in Courage: D'Jaun Black

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

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