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Jeff Berry

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Running Out of Time

"Stories have the power to move us, to illuminate, and to be transformative," Jeff Berry writes. "[The film] Last Men Standing is a story of tremendous hope, and of dreams lost. It's also a story of resilience, and acceptance."

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

One on One: Maria Davis Speaks Out

Maria Davis, a rising activist and voice for older women living with HIV talks about her life, finding love and living with HIV.

By Jeff Berry for Test Positive Aware Network
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Health Coverage

Don't Break the Bank: Assistance Programs Can Help Pay for Meds

"Treatment for HIV is effective yet costly, but it doesn't have to break the bank," Jeff Berry of Positively Aware reports. Berry offers a roundup of assistance programs that can help you pay for your HIV meds and many other drugs prescribed to peo...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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The Mirror Has Two Faces: A Personal Account of Using Facial Filler for Lipoatrophy

Jeff Berry, the editor of Positively Aware, recently decided to give the facial filler treatment Sculptra a second shot, 11 years after a "discount" Sculptra treatment yielded unsatisfying results. Check out his blow-by-blow recap of the experience...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Editor's Note: Keeping the Faith

I fondly remember, from when I was growing up and as a young boy, visits with my mom's parents during family gatherings. My grandfather, Daniel, was a Methodist minister (and his mother was also a Methodist minister, which was uncommon for a woman in...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Health Coverage

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

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With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to t...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Viewpoints

One on One With Cal Cohen, M.D.

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Jeff Berry: What do you see as some of the most challenging issues you encounter as a clinician in treating patients with HIV?

Cal Cohen: There are a number of infectious diseases that you take a pill for a couple ...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Vitamins & Supplements

Spotlight on Houston Buyers Club

Jeff Berry: Could you tell me a little bit about yourself and how the buyers club came to be about?

Fred Walters, Jr.: I come from a very conservative Catholic background. I was studying at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundel...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

One-On-One With Alexandra Billings

Alexandra Billings Should I call you Alex, or Alexandra -- which do you prefer?

Oh, please, call me Alex -- Alexandra has way too many syllables in it.

And can I ask how old you are, and how long you've been HIV-positive?

Sure, you can ask. Can I ...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Matthew Cusick -- Performance Extraordinaire

Matthew Cusick -- Performance ExtraordinaireBy now you've probably heard the familiar story of gay gymnast Matthew Cusick, fired by Cirque du Soleil in 2003 because he was HIV-positive. Cusick, at the time training for the Las Vegas show Mystere, had...

By Jeff Berry for Positively Aware