Kevin Maloney

Random things about me: I am kind, caring, respectful and wanting to make a difference/impact in the World. I've been to Australia, New Zealand and 13 countries in Europe, and have traveled and lived all over the United States. I have a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Management and will be working towards my Master's In Public Health. I am an uncle of two of the MOST adorable girls in the World, and have one brother. I am a Momma's boy, and it is hard to see my mother's health in such a deteriorated state -- she has severe COPD (from 40 years of smoking). In March 2010 I was told that I have HIV and a month later, with follow-up labs, was then told I also acquired hepatitis C (not through IV drug use). I aspire to great things. Stay tuned.

Latest by Kevin Maloney

The Word Is in: U=U Is a Huge Success!

"I'm proud to be one of the many people living with HIV helping to promote the fact that undetectable truly means untransmittable," Kevin Maloney writes.

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Take a Photo and Be Part of the "No Shame About Being HIV Positive" Campaign! A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

"There is no greater feeling or power than to be able to stand up to your fears, to not be kidnapped by your illness ... to be knowledgeable or gain greater understanding of something you may have thought you had no control over, but you do. Rise up ...

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Contest: Write a Poem About HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C and Win a Gift Card of Your Choice -- A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

Contest Details:

Write a poem related to dealing with your HIV/AIDS and or Hepatitis C diagnosis, and also opened to someone who has been affected by HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. Your poem will be posted to the RiseUpToHIV blog at www.riseuptohiv.bl...

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A Letter From My Dad Regarding Life Challenges, My New Career Path and My Recent Award: A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

"The love that emanated from the ballroom of the awards dinner last week was palpable; you were amongst friends that love the person your mother and I always knew you were."

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Join the Campaign to Trend #HIV #AIDS and #IAC on Twitter During the International AIDS Conference: A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

Never before has the hashtag #HIV or #AIDS trended on Twitter, not even on World AIDS Day. With over 100 million users on Twitter and with a few months of preparation until the International AIDS Conference (IAC) is to be hosted in the USA (Washingto...

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Tell Gilead to Reduce the Cost of HIV Medications Now! A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

Referencing the latest figure from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), as of February 23, 2012,  4,251 individuals across 11 states are on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waitlist. These are individuals who...

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The ADAP Recertification Process; the Frustration Mounts! Important: Make Sure All Your Contact Info Is Up to Date! A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

This article originally appeared on the ADAP Advocacy Association Blog.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) -- which oversees HIV/AIDS support and services in the United States -- nearly ...

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Memoirs of a Valentine; for Those Who Love and Have Loved: A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

"You know that one box we all have with pictures, notes, etc. from our exes? Every couple years or so you'll open that box, because you remember how happy you were at that moment in time, and you need to read the notes to reassure yourself ... that y...

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What Would Anderson Cooper Say About the Promised ADAP Funding? A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

"Keeping them honest" -- where is the money?

Almost two months ago on World AIDS Day, December 1st 2011, President Obama thankfully promised an additional 35 million dollars that would go to state ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Programs). This money sho...

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Action Alert: Ohioans Living With HIV/AIDS Need Our Help!!! A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

As goes Ohio, so could the nation. The Ohio Health Department is putting up a strong fight to lower the federal poverty limit from its height of 500% in July 2010, lowered to 300% at that time, to now have the ability to implement a potential income ...

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