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As Old As You Feel, Aging With HIV: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

As Old As You Feel, Aging With HIV: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Many young people I talk to about HIV/AIDS today feel, and have even stated, that if they become infected, all they'd have to do is take a pill or two and all would be fine," Harold "Scottie" Scott writes. "What they do not consider is how, or if, t...

'The Look' of HIV/AIDS: I Bet You Think This Song Is About You Img

'The Look' of HIV/AIDS: I Bet You Think This Song Is About You

"As we age, things begin to sag, wrinkle and change," notes longtime survivor Harold R. "Scottie" Scott. "Add HIV to the mix and these signs are often more visible."

The Balancing Act of Surviving HIV With Limited Resources: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

The Balancing Act of Surviving HIV With Limited Resources: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Trying to live with limited resources to cover the everyday costs of living is stressful," says Harold R. "Scottie" Scott, who is grateful to still be alive but struggles to balance health and economic uncertainty.

Through a Journal, a Long-Term HIV Survivor Looks Back at the Early Years: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

Through a Journal, a Long-Term HIV Survivor Looks Back at the Early Years: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Thank goodness, I had the 'sense' to record my thoughts and experiences in a journal and scrapbook that are now teaching tools," says Harold R. "Scottie" Scott, who details his HIV journey as a rural gay man.

The Journey From Small Town Secret to Sharing My HIV Story Img

The Journey From Small Town Secret to Sharing My HIV Story

Growing up on a working farm in rural Tennessee, Harold Scott never thought he would be affected by the AIDS epidemic. Then he learned his HIV status.

Diagnosed in 1981, Bob Katz Rides Every Year for Those Who Can't Img

Diagnosed in 1981, Bob Katz Rides Every Year for Those Who Can't

Bob Katz came to his first AIDS Life/Cycle to honor two partners and 160 friends lost to AIDS. Then he discovered he really liked doing it, and has been going strong ever since.

An Historic Republican Convention Speaker With HIV -- and Her Unexpectedly Long Life Img

An Historic Republican Convention Speaker With HIV -- and Her Unexpectedly Long Life

At the 1992 U.S. Republican National Convention, Mary Fisher shook the nation, speaking openly about living with HIV and calling for an end to HIV stigma and bias. TheBody.com interviewed Fisher about her journey and her life today as a long-term sur...

HIV Advocates Turn to Parole Reform, Seeking Release of Aging Prisoners Img

HIV Advocates Turn to Parole Reform, Seeking Release of Aging Prisoners

"People with AIDS are vilified for something they did once in their lives -- for unsafe sex or injecting drugs," says Laura Whitehorn. It's similar with the population aging in prison, she says, held indefinitely due to parole denials.

Coming Out as a Long-Term Survivor at an HIV Cure Focus Group Img

Coming Out as a Long-Term Survivor at an HIV Cure Focus Group

"I do not have the energy I used to, possibly not the same mental clarity," Julene Tripp Weaver writes. "There is aging that makes such innocuous changes blurry as to the cause. And of course, there is the virus."

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Can Older People Get Some ... Satisfaction?

Mark S. King spoke with three HIV-positive seniors who have navigated the sexual terrain. Their experiences range from adventurous to romantic to a happy dismissal of sex altogether.