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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....

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HIV and Support Systems

I received a call this evening from The Marine's Wounded Worrior group that really got me to thinking. It was great to get the call in the respect that it makes me feel like I have not been forgotten and that I am still part of the Marine family that...

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U.S. Military Helping African Militaries Confront HIV/AIDS Epidemic

"U.S. Africa Command [Africom] is making headway in helping militaries across Africa confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a program focused on prevention, care and treatment, a senior command official reported [Wednesday]," the American Forces ...

HIV Education in the Military: A Blog Entry by Brian Ledford Img

HIV Education in the Military: A Blog Entry by Brian Ledford

I found this site made by a fellow HIV Positive Marine A Positive Tomorrow and it is a really well made site (might have to get him to give me some site building tips). On his site he has a video called "HIV Education in the Military" where he and hi...

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U.S. Navy Opens More Assignments to HIV-Positive Sailors, Marines

This article was reported by Stars and Stripes.

Stars and Stripes reported today that sailors and Marines with blood-borne diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis, can now serve overseas and on large-ship-platform assignments, a privilege the Navy has l...

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House Approves Bipartisan Amendment 153 to Report on Modernizing Military Rules Regarding HIV!

In less than 12 hours, hundreds of people contacted their Members of Congress to urge them to support Amendment 153 proposed by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Thanks to your advocacy work, the amendment passed and ...

Justin Goes Back to Basic Training: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

Justin Goes Back to Basic Training: A Video Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

I was going through some old military things and came across a video of me in Basic Training. Of course, that was back in 1999 when I was just 19 years old. This was during the era of the policy of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Also, since it is dated, i...

Ken Warnock: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img

Ken Warnock: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

On Sunday December 16th Ken Warnock shared his story on the POZ I AM Radio Show. Ken Warnock served three years in the Navy prior to being discharged for being gay before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was even enacted. As a Navy Hospital corpsman, he was i...

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The Crime of Being HIV Positive

"Everyone talks about stigma this, stigma that. What creates more stigma than the government enforcing laws that discriminate against one specific group of people?" asks Sean Strub, a prominent HIV anti-criminalization activist. Hundreds of Americans...

I Yam What I Yam! A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

I Yam What I Yam! A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

"I am a mother of three (all fine). I am a widow. I am in recovery 23 years and living with the virus for just as long. I am a survivor of sexual and domestic violence. ... What will my blog center around? Of course, my passion is combating stigma an...