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SMART Moves

smart (smärt), adj. ... having or showing intelligence or ready mental capability ... clever, witty, or readily effective ... (The Random House College Dictionary, Revised Edition, 1984)SMART. Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment....

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Listening to Mothers' Voices

"What makes Mothers' Voices a special organization, and a different organization, is that we're not going around the parents and directly to the young people. We're telling the parents, 'You are the primary sexuality educators for your children, an...

HIV and Older Adults

Episode 1 The scene: A cruise ship, chartered for seven days by a New York social club. Valentino and Ysis are attractive people in late middle age, both widowed. They are dancing cheek to cheek and whispering into each other's ears. Valentino: "Y...

The AIDS Theatre Project

Artwork by Nancer LeMoinsAll of the actors in ATP productions are HIV-positive, and volunteers include both those infected and affected by the virus . . . the works performed by the AIDS Theatre Project are collaborative efforts based ...

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For Adults Only: HIV+ and 50+ -- A Housing Program

"This is a mature population. They're highly motivated. And when we talk about independent living, we're really talking about independent living. We can support our clients to do whatever they need to do, but they need to have a sense of what it is ...

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Putting It All on the Table

Having HIV or AIDS is never easy. First, of course, there is the disease itself -- falling T-cell counts, opportunistic infections, feeling lousy. Then there are the meds, with their enormous expense and often debilitating side effects. The virus br...

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A Link in the Chain: Test, Link Care -- A Community Partnership

Roughly sixty people are seated around tables in a meeting room at the Family Life and Conference Center in Harlem. It is early June, and they are listening intently as Reggie Miller, who is the Director of Education and Outreach at Harlem Congregati...

Personal Stories

Growing Up Positive

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ELTON TUCKER Of all life's passages, adolescence may very well be the most difficult. The physical changes alone are overwhelming -- menstruation, inopportune erections, zits. Body image suddenly becomes important, and everyone want...

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The PWAC Legacy

As the staff, volunteers, and program participants of the People With AIDS Coalition of New York join Body Positive, they bring with them a long tradition of helping people with HIV help themselves, a legacy of empowerment. AIDS Candlelight March, N...

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Family Album

kid's drawing of a family It wasn't so long ago -- in some circles, it's still the case today -- that "family" was defined in strictly biological or legal terms, and the idea that "blood is thicker than water" was supposed to tell us whom we should l...