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_Day One With HIV_: "I Had to Give My Baby a Chance at HIV-Free Life" Img

Day One With HIV: "I Had to Give My Baby a Chance at HIV-Free Life"

"I visited the hospital on the 27th of December and I was told I couldn't have my baby alone, only with a C-section to save his life -- because I had been discovered to have HIV," recalls Anuoluwapo, from Nigeria.

Run for It! A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive Img

Run for It! A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive

OK, take a deep breath. It's around 6 in the morning and it's hot. It doesn't feel like wintertime, but there are constant reminders with all the Christmas decorations still dotting the landscape around Chiang Mai (It's waaaaay past New Years'). I ru...

Night Ticket: A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive Img

Night Ticket: A Blog Entry From Volunteer Positive

Wait! I ask a friend as we make our way to the San Francisco airport. What's the word for "fish paste" in Thai? I had been trying to learn a few Thai phrases before I left, but with only three months notice, I didn't learn much Thai. Now I'm obsessed...

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Fighting for South Africa

I first began hearing about AIDS in 1997. I'd finished my nursing training in 1990 and I was never taught anything about HIV. It was whispered about, but we were told it wouldn't affect us because it was only with gay people and drug users. We though...

My Early Years -- and Why I Am Sharing Them: A Blog Entry by Ellisya Img

My Early Years -- and Why I Am Sharing Them: A Blog Entry by Ellisya

Every person's tale is uniquely their own. Blogger and HIV/AIDS activist Ellisya recounts poignant memories from her childhood growing up in Malaysia. This raw story of survival follows her from grade school to young motherhood, before she learned th...

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My Visit to Swaziland: The Country With the World's Highest HIV Prevalence Rate: A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog.

Last week, I wrote about my attendance at the PEPFAR annual meeting in South Africa, the country that has more people living with HIV (over 5 million) than any other country in the world. After t...

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Agnes Nyamayarwo: A True Fighter

Agnes Nyamayarwo: A True FighterThis past September, my partner and I attended our first U2 concert during their recent 360° Tour in Chicago as guests of my brother, who had seen U2 once before. It was probably the most unforgettable concert experien...

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This Positive Life: An Interview With Marama Pala

This interview took place at the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) in Mexico City on Aug. 6, 2008. New information and recent updates from Marama Pala are provided in the form of editor's notes within the text.

Marama, welcome to TheBod...

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Thembi Ngubane: Mother, Activist, South African ... and Proof Positive That You Can Thrive With HIV

By Erika Nelson

Listen to Audio (37 min.)Download AudioThis podcast is a part of the series This Positive Life. To subscribe to this series, click here.

Can we start by hearing the story of how you found out that you were positive?

I tested HIV po...

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What Is It Like to Be HIV Positive in Egypt?

The XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) is a magnet that attracts thousands upon thousands of HIV-positive people, activists and community leaders from all walks of life and all parts of the globe. We were fortunate enough to meet a few of...