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Shame and Stigma: Standing Strong in the Face of AIDS -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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Shame and Stigma: Standing Strong in the Face of AIDS -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"In order to live well, we must cast off the negative views, words and actions of those who try to shame us into silence and instead use them to renew our determination to live our lives."

As Long-Term Survivors, We Look Back but Must Continue to Look Forward: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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As Long-Term Survivors, We Look Back but Must Continue to Look Forward: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"I suppose that is one of the harder memories of the past for me," says Scottie: "to know that so many I knew are gone and I have been allowed for whatever reason to still be here."

Who We Are: Opportunities, Survival and the Ability to Dream -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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Who We Are: Opportunities, Survival and the Ability to Dream -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

If I constantly look back on what could or should have been, "I'm failing to look forward at 'what might just be,' and what dreams and hopes for a good life are still mine."

While We Wait for an HIV Cure, Don't Forget to Live: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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While We Wait for an HIV Cure, Don't Forget to Live: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

Harold Scott wonders if people living with HIV should begin to contemplate the possibility of a life without HIV, writing "how or could we go back to our pre-diagnosis lives?"

With HIV, It's Easy to Impose Beliefs on Others Instead of Offering Compassion, Care and Inclusion: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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With HIV, It's Easy to Impose Beliefs on Others Instead of Offering Compassion, Care and Inclusion: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"I have found through my own experience that religious groups have failed to offer compassion, care and inclusion to those of us living with HIV/AIDS," Harold Scott writes.

Challenging the Thought Process of HIV Stigma: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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Challenging the Thought Process of HIV Stigma: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"HIV/AIDS is definitely a touchy subject," Harold Scott writes. "My part in it all has been to live with it as best I can and to bring it out into the open so that it will not stay hidden."

Train of Thought, Then and Now: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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Train of Thought, Then and Now: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Over the course of twenty-five years, I have come to terms with being infected with HIV and of having progressed to an AIDS diagnosis," Harold R. "Scottie" Scott writes.

Harold Scott in 1995, with a recipient of a humanitarian award named in his honor
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World AIDS Day Is My Personal Disclosure Anniversary and a Day for Us All to Honor and Remember

Harold "Scottie" Scott has lived in rural Tennessee all his life. "But, while on this HIV journey, my life has interconnected with those across the United States and in some cases around the world," he writes.

Being Thankful for a Blessing in Disguise: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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Being Thankful for a Blessing in Disguise: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"As Thanksgiving Day arrives and passes this year, be thankful for life, even if it seems you are struggling to make sense of it," Harold R. "Scottie" Scott writes.

As Old As You Feel, Aging With HIV: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img
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As Old As You Feel, Aging With HIV: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Many young people I talk to about HIV/AIDS today feel, and have even stated, that if they become infected, all they'd have to do is take a pill or two and all would be fine," Harold "Scottie" Scott writes. "What they do not consider is how, or if, t...