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Understanding the Puzzle That Is Our Immune System Img

Understanding the Puzzle That Is Our Immune System

Our immune system has taken thousands of years to evolve into the disease-fighting machine it is now, but sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. In this article for Positively Aware, Matt Sharp looks at the "insidious" way HIV uses the b...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware
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Get Sharp: Quest for a Cure

You're Not Getting Any Younger "A cure is possible." These words are scrawled in red on a grease board in my office at Project Inform to remind me and anyone else who walks by that a cure for AIDS is not entirely out of the question. There was a time...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Half Century: Turning Fifty Hasn't Detracted From Surviving AIDS

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My fiftieth birthday came and went with no particular symphonic fanfare or 4th of July fireworks that one expects when they reach the half-century mark. Besides the mood of my day being tainted by George Bush's creepy sixtieth birthday th...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Facing Up to It: Bio-Alcamid as a Facial Filler to Treat Lipoatrophy

Matt SharpAfter getting double takes in the supermarket, Chicago HIV treatment educator Matt Sharp decided to do something to change his face. In this detailed report, Matt recounts his trip to Tijuana, Mexico where he received injections of Bio-Alca...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware
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Anal Cancer

Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to dea...

By Matt Sharp for Positively Aware