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On HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, a Community Speaks Out Img

On HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, a Community Speaks Out

This grassroots effort honors people who have been living with HIV for more than 10 years, and seeks to combat stigma and discrimination by educating the public about what it means to live -- and grow older -- with HIV today.

Long-Term Survivors Gather to Share Stories of Resilience Img

Long-Term Survivors Gather to Share Stories of Resilience

Comments from participants at the Reunion Project South Florida for HIV long-term survivors.

A Second Chance at Death: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

A Second Chance at Death: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I have learned important lessons about the intimacies of dying that I can use when I eventually face my own mortality," Mark S. King writes.

Character Lessons I Learned While Imprisoned for HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Character Lessons I Learned While Imprisoned for HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

"No longer am I the impulsive person I once was with total disregard for any and all consequences. Now I think everything through, playing all the outcomes in my mind first, so I can make the right decisions."

Sean McKenna, as part of a portrait series by photographer David Meanix

Sean McKenna: Life With AIDS Isn't So Damn 'Fabulous' -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Sean McKenna does exactly what a good advocate should do. He bears witness and holds people accountable."

Med Side Effects: Thinking About How HIV Affects Us Physically -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Med Side Effects: Thinking About How HIV Affects Us Physically -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Being HIV positive and feeling the side effects of various meds has encouraged Tim Hinkhouse to care more about his body: "I have wanted to learn all I can to stay healthy."

As Long-Term Survivors, We Look Back but Must Continue to Look Forward: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

As Long-Term Survivors, We Look Back but Must Continue to Look Forward: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"I suppose that is one of the harder memories of the past for me," says Scottie: "to know that so many I knew are gone and I have been allowed for whatever reason to still be here."

Who We Are: Opportunities, Survival and the Ability to Dream -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

Who We Are: Opportunities, Survival and the Ability to Dream -- A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

If I constantly look back on what could or should have been, "I'm failing to look forward at 'what might just be,' and what dreams and hopes for a good life are still mine."

My HIV Anniversary Date, With a Changed Perspective: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold Img

My HIV Anniversary Date, With a Changed Perspective: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

Lynda Arnold says the current political situation is so messed up that her 24th virus anniversary seems inconsequential because -- unlike others -- she's still here and doing OK.

The Irony of Aging: The HIV/AIDS Seniors Conference -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

The Irony of Aging: The HIV/AIDS Seniors Conference -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When he was diagnosed 32 years ago, Mark S. King never expected to live long enough to be featured as a keynote speaker at an upcoming conference for older people living with HIV.