Frankie Ninja

Frankie Ninja is a paradox defying description. Proving that you should never judge a book by its cover.

Born in Miami, Florida, living in San Francisco since 1996, he's a divorced father and a college graduate; a Pilot/Flight Engineer, Aircraft Technician, Health Educator and Public Speaker.

Fighting for human rights, particularly those of people with HIV/AIDS and minorities, he arrived to "the scene" in 1997 after meeting Legendary Icon "Mother" Willi Ninja of The Legendary House of Ninja (April 12, 1961 - September 2, 2006 -- Who sadly passed due to AIDS). Fast friends, Willi quickly became Frankie's mentor and big brother.

At 44, Frankie has been HIV+ since May, 2007. As a survivor, his calling is to ensure that Willi's legacy continues; and to reduce or end this scourge on society known as HIV/AIDS through education and participation.

In Willi's honor, this blog, for you, will be known as "The Ninja Report."

Categories Covered:Mental Health, Disclosing Your HIV Status, HIV Treatment and Medical Care, Starting HIV Treatment and Medical Care

Latest by Frankie Ninja

Cocktail Anyone? When to Start HIV Meds ... or Not: A Blog Entry by Frankie Ninja

As many of you know, I have been HIV positive since May 2007. These last six years have been insane to say the least. They have been a period of introspection, challenges, education and growth.

One of the most common questions I am asked is about my...

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The Last Goodbye: A Blog Entry by Frankie Ninja

"'People like me,' he said while looking off into the distance, 'get buried with a blank cross. ... I don't want that to be me. I want something written on my cross.' ... The recollection of mistakes long since passed and regretted, and some maybe ju...

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Disclosure: An Intensely Personal Decision -- A Blog Entry by Frankie Ninja

Disclosing your HIV status may not be for everyone, but for Frankie Ninja, it has a specific purpose. "I don't really fit into any stereotype," he explains. "I am a father, an aircraft mechanic, conservative and Christian. Yet, I am bi and live in Sa...

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