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Programs Seek to Break Isolation for People Over 50 Living With HIV

"We try to foster connection. We look at civic and social engagement and build community," said the manager of a program based in San Francisco.

By Stephen Hicks

Discovering Resilience: Reducing the Impact of Psychosocial Stressors on Long-Term Survivors

"Because of psychosocial challenges it is essential to create resilience in order to maintain emotional health," David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, writes. "Such resilience is not a personality trait, but rather a process unfolding over time."

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. for Positively Aware

Alone Time: Two Long-Term Survivors Discuss the Risks of Social Isolation

A conversation with Gina Brown, M.S.W., and David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., about the ways older adults living with HIV find themselves socially isolated, and what can be done about it.

By Olivia G. Ford for Test Positive Aware Network

Memoirs of a Caregiver, Part 3: A Blog Entry by Bob Leahy

This article first appeared on, Canada's Online HIV Magazine, on Feb. 20, 2014.

I don't pretend that this story is at all unique. I tell it because I suspect it may be part of a growing trend -- HIVers assuming the role of caregiver...

By Bob Leahy

An Ill Partner, an Ailing Pet: When the Tables Are Turned -- A Blog Entry by Bob Leahy

True, cancer doesn't have quite the stigma associated with HIV, but it certainly isn't stigma-free, and it comes with a prognosis that makes HIV in 2014 look like a walk in the park.

By Bob Leahy

A Year of Learning and Self Awareness: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"My advice to anyone who is experiencing HIV dementia is to first be in the moment. Do not let the trap of future tripping make you blind to the beauty and potential of the present moment."

By ScotCharles

Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome

For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.

By David Salyer for Any Major Dude Will Tell You

My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"I have been careening from one health issue to another and haven't had the strength to write. ... I am probably too fixated on this concern that I have begun to love being ill. But, who doesn't remember the comfort of a nurse visiting you in the lon...

By ScotCharles

Beyond Ripe

Jim Pickett

As is my custom these days, I have been in full-tilt-boogie procrastination mode on this column. I have already received a week extension, and I am -- at 11 pm on the Monday when it was/is/was due -- just now firing up the 'puter to tipp...

By Jim Pickett for Positively Aware

Older, Yes ... but Wiser?

"I didn't expect to grow old. I really thought I'd be dead by now."

"I'm still here and actually growing old! I'm a gay male living with HIV for the last 20 years. I just celebrated my 50th birthday by myself holding a mirror, drinking some cheap ...

By J. Buzz von Ornsteiner, Ph.D. for Body Positive