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Jeannie Wraight

Jeannie Wraight (known as Jeannie Gibbs before her marriage in April 2011!) has been an AIDS treatment activist for over 14 years. She was a longtime member of ACT UP New York and has participated in countless demonstrations and actions. She has attended over 75 HIV conferences around the world and writes for several HIV publications. Ms. Wraight has sat on many advisory boards as well as the Board of Directors of Health People, an AIDS service organization in the South Bronx, New York. She lives with her partner in the Bronx, where she works on her Web site HIVhaven.com and advocates for novel HIV therapies and nutritional supplements for people with HIV/AIDS. She is also an animal rescuer.

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How Many People Have Been Cured of HIV? A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight Img
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How Many People Have Been Cured of HIV? A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

In my black-and-white way of thinking it seems an obvious enough question to ask who, by scientific standards, is actually cured?

HIV Stigma and Awareness: Time to Change Our Message -- A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight Img
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HIV Stigma and Awareness: Time to Change Our Message -- A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

"I am not someone to fear or pity. I am not beneath anyone, less of a person, or unworthy because I am HIV positive. ... I will not allow ANYONE to pity me, stigmatize me or try to make me feel less than who I am. I do not give anyone that power over...

We Are Not OK -- Until the Cure: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight Img
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We Are Not OK -- Until the Cure: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

The epidemic has changed so much since I've been involved in the AIDS crisis. When I was first diagnosed, HIV really was a death sentence. I remember my first doctor telling me that I could live as long as 10 years. I smiled and walked out of her off...