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."
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.
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.
Mark S. King reflects on the anniversary of his HIV diagnosis and tells you about his collaboration with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.
Harold Scott wonders if people living with HIV should begin to contemplate the possibility of a life without HIV, writing "how or could we go back to our pre-diagnosis lives?"
"I have been amazed at how many people who've come to see the show have responded to the idea that the 'PTSD is wearing off and there's a collective sense of mourning going on,'" Nora Burns says.
Greg Louganis, diagnosed with HIV just before winning gold in the 1988 Olympics, told Charles Sanchez we still need to fight HIV shame and stigma. And he signed Sanchez’s prized Wheaties box.
Darren talks wistfully of the past and frankly states, "I am basically alone." But his life has been changed in a myriad of ways through his relationship with Chicago's CORE Center.
"Over the course of twenty-five years, I have come to terms with being infected with HIV and of having progressed to an AIDS diagnosis," Harold R. "Scottie" Scott writes.