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Kamaria Laffrey

Dear Champion, Bad-Ass, Hellraiser, Advocate, Survivor, YOU

"There are shoulders of greatness that you stand upon; there are shadows of stigma you’ve emerged from," writes Kamaria Laffrey to her fellow long-term HIV survivors. "There is a journey to be traveled, and you, my beloved friend, are here to pave the way."

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors Img

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

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Transforming Lives: How the Medical Community Can Help Transgender Women Living With HIV Reach Their Golden Years

With so much talk about aging with HIV, how does the conversation change when gender identity is added to the mix?

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Hell in a Hot Flash? Facts and Perspectives on Menopause and HIV

"No matter how you choose to manage your perimenopause symptoms, know that life even with a hot flash is worth living," Rae Lewis-Thornton writes. "I'm a living witness, having lived with HIV for 33 years."

World AIDS Day 2014 and Selfishly Taking Care of Yourself: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

World AIDS Day 2014 and Selfishly Taking Care of Yourself: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

"But I have been remiss in taking care of myself! And so this World AIDS Day, I believe that is my focal point. Selfishly taking care of self. For quite awhile, I have been selflessly taking care of others. This year, I have been gearing towards real...

Why We Must Not Ignore the Lives of Older Black Gay Men Img

Why We Must Not Ignore the Lives of Older Black Gay Men

How do we include black gay men over 50 when we talk about the way HIV affects black gay men?

I Face These Issues ... You? A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

I Face These Issues ... You? A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

Are you a person living with HIV? I am!

I saw this picture posted by UNAIDS. If you click on the picture, it will open up, and you can read in the balloons some good things and some not so good issues, we, who are living with HIV, face. By no means ...

A Year of Learning and Self Awareness: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles Img

A Year of Learning and Self Awareness: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"My advice to anyone who is experiencing HIV dementia is to first be in the moment. Do not let the trap of future tripping make you blind to the beauty and potential of the present moment."

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Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome

For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.

My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles Img

My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"I have been careening from one health issue to another and haven't had the strength to write. ... I am probably too fixated on this concern that I have begun to love being ill. But, who doesn't remember the comfort of a nurse visiting you in the lon...