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I'm so Hip I'm Getting a Total Hip Replacement ... Again! Img

I'm so Hip I'm Getting a Total Hip Replacement ... Again!

"HIV is no skip in the park, especially when your hips ain't working," explains writer/director/actor Charles Sanchez as he gets ready for a second hip replacement.

Surviving HIV: _POZ_ 100 Long-Term Survivors List -- A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

Surviving HIV: POZ 100 Long-Term Survivors List

"As I told my bishop upon applying for seminary: 'There's no shame in my game.' Shame in and of itself can be a killer: a killer of the spirit, a killer of any semblance of positive thinking," Rev. Ingram writes.

Being Alive: A Blog Entry by Sherri Beachfront Lewis Img

Being Alive: A Blog Entry by Sherri Beachfront Lewis

"I didn't want my mother to have to bury her daughter. And she didn't. She's now 85 years old," writes performer Sherri Lewis, who took a break from the HIV world in 2012 to experience life differently.

Who Will Be There for Me? A Trans Perspective on Aging With HIV Img

Who Will Be There for Me? A Trans Perspective on Aging With HIV

If we are going to talk about trans people aging with HIV, we have to make sure we give trans people the opportunity to age.

Transfusion of Grace: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

Transfusion of Grace: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

Is there less stigma from getting HIV through a blood transfusion? Rev. Andrena Ingram discusses people's assumptions.

Bouncing Back From a Diagnosis at 72 Img

Bouncing Back From a Diagnosis at 72

After a divorce from her first husband, Gloria was ready to begin dating again, but she never could've fathomed what was coming next.

Every Survivor Counts: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

Every Survivor Counts: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day has given Andrena Ingram a moment to reflect on her life's journey.

Living With Intent: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

Living With Intent: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"Now that I'm well into my 50s, there seems to be no turning back," writes Rae in this blog post on living with intent when you are HIV positive and over 50.

HIV, Gas, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer and Happiness Img

HIV, Gas, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer and Happiness

HIV isn't the only affliction out there, which means those living with HIV may have to deal with side effects and the complications of a coinfection at some point. Meet Bert, who's had to deal with mild side effects like gas, coinfections like multip...

The Problem With Pride and Shame: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

The Problem With Pride and Shame: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"These two emotions have the ability to create chaos in your life, from your health, to your job and dating."