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Majority of Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in Philadelphia Already Have AIDS: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

Majority of Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in Philadelphia Already Have AIDS: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"People are now living longer and longer with the HIV virus. Some are still in the mindset that if they get HIV or put their selves at risk they can just take care of it later. Well, that is not the case. Once you are infected with the HIV virus the ...

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News

28% of South African School Girls Are HIV-Positive: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

According to the BBC, 28% of South African school girls are HIV positive. This is such a travesty. The South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is stating that young men are not infecting them but older men are. The South African Health Depar...

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Viewpoints

Lifting Ban on HIV Organ Donating -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"The HOPE Act would instruct the Department of Health and Human Service to make up a strategy about transplanting HIV-positive organs into HIV-positive recipients. This could save over 1,000 lives."

Just*In Time: Deny, Deny, Deny -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
News

Just*In Time: Deny, Deny, Deny -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"What do denialists believe? First, they question whether or not HIV is the cause of AIDS. A lot of denialists do not think that HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. If they are positive, they do not take HIV medications."

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Military Personnel

Justin Goes Back to Basic Training: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

I was going through some old military things and came across a video of me in Basic Training. Of course, that was back in 1999 when I was just 19 years old. This was during the era of the policy of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Also, since it is dated, i...

Doctor's Appointment, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diet and New Book: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
Coping

Doctor's Appointment, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diet and New Book: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Recently, I went to my doctor's appointment and saw that I had borderline hypertension. The doctor also said that my T cells had dropped as well. This is NOT good. But I'm still undetectable, which is good. All my vitals were good except of course ...

Justin Learns to Relax: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
Coping

Justin Learns to Relax: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"When it comes to HIV, it is really important that one keeps their stress levels down and, unfortunately, it has been harder for me than not. I have to learn new ways and tools to calm myself down."

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Personal Stories

Spending Time With My Foster Son

"Making time for your children, whether they are your biological, foster or adoptive children, is paramount. You will learn so much. You will learn what your children's interests are, what they don't like, who they are, and who they might want to bec...

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Join the RiseUp to HIV Campaign

The campaign and how to join:

This is a global, public campaign inspired by Chelsea Clinton raising awareness by holding a simple sign for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. My vision for this campaign is to mobilize people ...

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Viewpoints

Advice Column: Bug Chasers & Gift Givers

"Some bug chasers believe that getting HIV will make safe sex a moot point. They believe that catching HIV is getting rid of any anxiety of always having to worry about catching HIV."