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My Reason to Get Out of Bed

"In the sixteen years of being diagnosed with HIV, I found myself careful when exposing what I refer to as my 'situation' to family and friends," Steven Williams writes. "I often regretted that I hadn't ever discussed it with a majority of the people...

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The Day My AIDS Dementia Diagnosis Went Away

Lynda Arnold recounts how a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia Complex impacted her life and the journey that led to the day she was handed back the keys to her life.

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Turning to My Elderly Parent, Crisis-Trained by the AIDS Epidemic

Sherri Lewis shares her journey of finding care for her aging parent Cookie, exploring how her experience of survival in the HIV epidemic prepared her for this new challenge.

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One Day, I Will Have a Baby

"My own fear and ignorance led me to believe that I wouldn't be able to be able to have children and that I was unworthy of love," Tony writes. "By educating myself about HIV, disclosing my status to trusted family members and friends and engaging wi...

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Positive Parenting

Interviews with four HIV-positive parents about how they talk with their children about HIV.

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What It Feels Like for a Mom: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I sat Mom down to find out things I've never asked before," Mark S. King writes. "What did she really feel when she found out I was positive? Did she believe I would die? Do mothers have a right to know? What advice would she offer other families?"...

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Living With HIV, Having Kids and the Importance of Medication Adherence

"I want a second chance with a new child of my own who I can raise and love throughout his whole life," Shushan Bradley writes. "My doctor says it's OK, and I'm optimistic about what the future may bring."

Learning to Survive the Journey of Life Together, HIV, Baby and All: A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff Img

Learning to Survive the Journey of Life Together, HIV, Baby and All: A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff

"Do you need help with verbal communication in your relationships?" asks Brooke Davidoff. "Watch the reality TV show Married at First Sight -- I'm not even kidding."

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Fatherhood, Living With HIV

"It became almost natural to give my offspring a better life than I had, a life that I prayed and hoped for in my past," Trecory Jackson writes.

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Watch Moms With HIV and Their Kids Share Positive Messages

Watch these vibrant videos from RiseUpToHIV, featuring mothers with HIV sharing the screen with their supportive children who are HIV negative.