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The Miracles That Come After an HIV Diagnosis Img

The Miracles That Come After an HIV Diagnosis

In the midst of depression and a violent relationship, Erin was diagnosed with HIV and found her way out.

12 Years and Still Going Strong Img

12 Years and Still Going Strong

In this guest blog, one reader says that, had it not been for HIV, he may not be around right now. HIV helped him turn his life around. Do you share this sentiment?

One Night: A Blog Entry by Jermaine Wright Img

One Night: A Blog Entry by Jermaine Wright

One night of pleasure led to years of pain to follow. One night of hot sex in that Motel 6 in Maryland. That one time that I took those shots, and let my clothes fly all over. That one night I put on a show! Two other people sat in the double-bed roo...

The Man Who Was Happy to Find Out He Had AIDS Img

The Man Who Was Happy to Find Out He Had AIDS

Here, we have the account of a person who claims to be the only person who was actually happy to receive his HIV diagnosis. What do you think?

A Military Diagnosis, and Unrelenting Support From the National Guard Img

A Military Diagnosis, and Unrelenting Support From the National Guard

I was 41 and taking my annual flight physical for the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I was an enlisted flight crew member with over 4,200 flying hours in three different aircraft and an E-6 TSgt about to make E-7 MSgt. I had also served four years in the U....

An HIV Diagnosis While in College Brings Upheaval, Questions and Contemplation Img

An HIV Diagnosis While in College Brings Upheaval, Questions and Contemplation

"Needless to say, my life is a mess and the future that was once so clear seems so blurred and uncertain. I am simply looking to my graduation day, and trying to overcome the depression I have been fighting since my day one."

12 Years Later Img

12 Years Later

"I took the call on a Thursday evening," recalls Michael James. "HIV was the furthest answer from my mind, but there it was. 'You'll be dead in a week,' I thought to myself."

On Guilt and Shame: A Blog Entry by Ben B. Img

On Guilt and Shame: A Blog Entry by Ben B.

"When I say my diagnosis late last year was the greatest anticlimax of my life, it's mainly due to all those calories expended on the 'but I don't have AIDS' shtick I had to do in my youth."

5 Years After My HIV Diagnosis Img

5 Years After My HIV Diagnosis

David Duran was diagnosed with HIV in April 2009. Here, David recounts the alcohol-filled depression that followed, and the steps he took to dig himself out and find sobriety -- and his own inner strength.