"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...
"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
"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
"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.
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.
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.
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...
"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.
"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."
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.