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Personal Stories

Zero: A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

"Sure, we adults can understand mathematically what 'zero' means," writes HIV-positive mom Sarah Sacco. "But I wonder if we can truly understand what it would mean if there were 'zero' cases of HIV; 'zero' people afflicted with AIDS. What the world w...

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Personal Stories

Inspiration: A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

This morning I opened my e-mail to find something beautiful. I'm not talking the kind of beautiful that the stars have -- air-brushed "perfection" unattainable in the real world. I'm not talking about the kind of beautiful that advertisers sell to th...

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Personal Stories

Staying Adherent in the Midst of Early Childhood

As a new mom, Sarah Sacco knows first-hand just how difficult it can be to stick to an HIV treatment regimen while trying to care for a baby. "Whether it was the constant wakefulness of early infancy, cutting teeth, or more recently potty training an...

HIV: Just Another Chronic Disease? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco Img
Viewpoints

HIV: Just Another Chronic Disease? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

Many people are fond of saying that HIV is a chronic disease these days -- comparable to diabetes. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? I was recently asked this question, and it made us both start thinking. What with the medical advanc...

HIV Testing: Does It Contribute to Stigma? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco Img

HIV Testing: Does It Contribute to Stigma? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

Do people avoid HIV testing because they believe they're "not one of those people"? Blogger Sarah Sacco explains why pre-counseling, in which people are warned about what puts them at risk for HIV, is potentially causing two big problems: It might ac...

Poetry: Hope -- A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

Hope ... the word rolls around on my tongue, slides around my mouth giving an exquisite taste sensation. I open up my jaws, ready to take a bite -- can it really, truly, be mine? Hope ... I desperately want to believe it, to taste it, to enjoy it, to...

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Housing

To Rent or to Buy? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco

"[O]ur HIV status makes us look at life differently -- to ask some really tough questions," writes Sarah Sacco. "Looking at a 30-year mortgage is just one. Is there any way we might actually be able to pay that off?" In their latest blog entry, the S...