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Dear HIV (My Letter to HIV): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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Dear HIV (My Letter to HIV): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Dear HIV,

Let me start out by saying you don't have me. You will never have me ever. My life, my love and my laughter you will never have.

You have almost destroyed the lives of the friends and family I have touched. Because of you I have to take...

HIV-Positive Zimbabwean Woman Laced Child's Porridge With Menstrual Blood: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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HIV-Positive Zimbabwean Woman Laced Child's Porridge With Menstrual Blood: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"So this has got to be one of the most disgusting stories I've ever heard. HIV criminalization is wrong, but this woman intentionally wanted to spread HIV. There is a difference between the two."

HIV Criminalization Comes To MARYLAND! ... Wait, I'm HIV+ and I Live in Maryland ...: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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HIV Criminalization Comes To MARYLAND! ... Wait, I'm HIV+ and I Live in Maryland ...: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"We as Marylanders should be focused on prevention and education, and not criminalization. ... The real enemy is HIV. How do you expect people to disclose their status if they will be tried and convicted for it? ... This bill could jail an HIV-positi...

HIV Positive and HIV Negative Dating Advice: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

HIV Positive and HIV Negative Dating Advice: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

I received an e-mail from someone who is actively dating and I will call him Jay. Jay is HIV negative and is dating a guy name Tom. Tom and Jay have been dating for about two months. Things are going great with both of them but in those two months ...

Being Honest Even When You're Scared and Complera Update: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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Being Honest Even When You're Scared and Complera Update: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"I don't know why my viral load shot up and my T cells went down a little before I started [my] new treatment," Justin writes in this blog entry, which includes a video. "When you are public about what you have, you tend to not be public about when y...

Maryland Renaissance Festival, Prince for A Day? A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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Maryland Renaissance Festival, Prince for A Day? A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"You can still be that little prince or princess that you wanted to be when you were younger. You can still be whatever you wanted to be when you were younger. Don't let HIV steal your dreams or your life. Strive to be the best you can be in whatever...

HIV-Positive 13-Year-Old Honor Student DENIED Education by Milton Hershey School: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

HIV-Positive 13-Year-Old Honor Student DENIED Education by Milton Hershey School: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

A 13-year-old teenager was denied entry into the Milton Hershey School of Hershey, Pa., because he is HIV positive. The spokesperson for the Hershey School, Connie McNamara, has said, "We had to balance his rights and interests with our obligation to...

A Mother's Love for Her HIV-Positive Son: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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A Mother's Love for Her HIV-Positive Son: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"Sometimes I get personal emails about my blog and I haven't really shared them with you all," Justin B. Terry-Smith writes. But after a recent letter from a reader, he's decided to make an exception: "I received this email from a woman I'm going to ...

Complera, My New 1-Pill-a-Day Regimen (and My Rosacea Diagnosis): A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img
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Complera, My New 1-Pill-a-Day Regimen (and My Rosacea Diagnosis): A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Please note: My rosacea diagnosis is not connected to my taking Complera. I just chose to blog about them at the same time.

In 2008 I started my HIV medications. My first regimen was Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir -- a three-pill-a-day regimen that my...

Gay Men's HIVAIDS Awareness Day 2011: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

Gay Men's HIVAIDS Awareness Day 2011: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

It is Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This horrible disease has effected, affected and infected us long enough. If you're HIV positive I ask you to stand tall with me and if you're HIV negative I ask you to stand tall with them. Love your HIV-pos...