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Boston Strong -- 1 Year Later

The first person living with what used to be called "full-blown AIDS" to run the Boston Marathon, Stephen Kovacev, tells of running it one year after the Boston bombing tragedy.

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Longtime AIDS Survivor Stephen Kovacev to Run Boston Marathon

Longtime AIDS survivor Stephen Kovacev will return to run in this year's Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Last year Stephen was a half-mile from the finish line when the bombs did their horrific damage. His story of this incident ran in

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Living With HIV, Surviving the Boston Marathon Attack and Running the NYC Marathon: A Blog Entry by Stephen Kovacev

Nov. 3, 2013: It was dark when I left for the buses and when morning broke to an overcast sky, the wind gusts from the north made it bitterly cold. So what was I doing standing here trying to stay warm at the foot of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on S...

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Boston Marathon Attack: An HIV Survivor's Perspective

"As we crossed Boylston Street, I looked down toward the finish line. It was surreal. It looked like a war zone," writes Stephen Kovacev, a longtime HIV survivor who runs the Boston Marathon yearly as a means of spiritual and physical survival.