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Octavio Vallejo, M.D., M.P.H.

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Personal Stories

Changing My Genes

Living with AIDS for more than 22 years is a personal accomplishment -- one that I celebrate with my healthcare provider. This achievement has also been a journey that gave me the opportunity to learn more about myself, HIV, my immune system, and oth...

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La Vida con HIV

Diabetes, Resistencia a la Insulina y el VIH

La diabetes es la sexta causa de muerte en los Estados Unidos. Es una enfermedad crónica que se caracteriza por niveles altos persistentes de glucosa (azúcar) en la sangre. Se estima que el 6% del total de la población en los Estados Unidos ha sido d...

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Personal Stories

Considering Anti-HIV Therapy: Personal Stories

Deciding whether or not to go on anti-HIV drugs can bring up many difficult feelings. Four PositiveWords board members discuss what this decision was like for them:

Octavio Vallejo

"I tested positive in 1990. When I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1994,...