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HIV, Hepatitis C and the Hope for Health Equity

Peter McLoyd doesn't care what you think of him. From addiction to advocacy, his story has been defined by overcoming obstacles.

By Ashley Brown for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

I Am

Blogger and singer Sherri Lewis reflects on her past to note how life events have made her the woman she is today.

By Sherri Lewis

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I started going to ...

By Lynda Dee for ACRIA and GMHC

You Live to Learn, You Die to Forget: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"I contracted herpes in college before HIV, but now years later my immune system is so shot to hell, it can't fight off the herpes. I will be on a 2-1/2 hour drip 2 times a day."

By Rae Lewis-Thornton

Monday Reflection: Herpes, AIDS and Shame ... A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"Dealing with health issues is one thing; having to deal with them wrapped in shame is an entire other thing," Rae Lewis-Thornton writes. "But at the end of the day, none of this can be undone. Yes, I have these sexually transmitted diseases that hav...

By Rae Lewis-Thornton

My HIV Is My Strength; Don't Give Up! A Message of Hope: A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

What a roller coaster of a year. First Diagnosed with HIV in March 2010 and with follow up labs in April 2010 told I had also contracted Hepatitis C genotype 1a (non IV drug user). At the same time I was dealing with an on and off again love affair w...

By Kevin Maloney

Profiles in Courage: George Burgess

Table of Contents

Personal Bio Disclosure and Relationships Drug Addiction and Recovery Activism Harm Reduction Health, Treatment and HIV

Personal Bio

Can you tell our readers and listeners about your personal history with HIV? How did...

By Sarah Warmus

Positive Empowerment

Okay, here I go! I have often had people ask me, "Why don't you write about that, Sylvia?" I smile with the same reply: "I will," knowing damn well that writing is not my strong point. Hey, that's Enid's job, not mine. But just for today, the need to...

By Sylvia O'Shaughnessy for Positively Aware

Positive Empowerment

My name is Beverly. I am co-infected (HIV/hepatitis C), bisexual, African American, 52 years young and last of all, I'm in prison until 2009. My message is for every woman who is incarcerated and having a tough time living with the enemy (HIV/AIDS)...

By Beverly Henry for Positively Aware

HCV/HIV Co-Infection II: Sobriety and Treatment

Living with HCV (hepatitis C virus)/HIV co-infection can be very challenging. Along with our physicians, we are learning about co-infection and living with it day-to-day. In addition to living with our dual illnesses, many of us are also dealing with...

By Gerald Moreno for Positively Aware