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Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Tim Hinkhouse reflects on deceased family members who shaped his character as a child and supported him during his trial and eventual imprisonment.

A Former White House Intern's Personal Reflection on AIDS (Video) Img

A Former White House Intern's Personal Reflection on AIDS (Video)

"This young man is driven by similar factors that motivated thousands of us many years ago: a personal connection, inspiration derived from witnessing extraordinary bravery, and a desire to affect change," writes Douglas Brooks.

Ambulance

My HIV Journey From Patient to First Responder

Back in 2001, I had an allergic reaction to an HIV medication that wound up with a call to 911, a trip to the local hospital and, eventually, me becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

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Woman With HIV Uses Faith to Heal the Past

From the outside, Rev. Andrena Ingram's childhood looked charmed -- an attentive, stay-at-home mother, a father, a nice home in Queens, NY. But on the inside, Ingram recalls feeling strange.

Sledgehammer breaking a wall.

The Moment I Broke Through HIV Stigma and Shame

David describes how listening to the stories others in the HIV community inspired him to share his own.

Heterosexual Identity Crisis: The Untold Story of Shame Among HIV-Positive Straight Men -- A Blog Entry by Josh Middleton Img

Heterosexual Identity Crisis: The Untold Story of Shame Among HIV-Positive Straight Men -- A Blog Entry by Josh Middleton

"Caught between a rock and a hard place, many heterosexuals, especially straight men, feel alienated -- from both the heterosexual community and the broader HIV-positive community," says Middleton of Pozitive Hope.

A Child's Love: My Story of Self-Stigma and Redemption

A Child's Love: My Story of Self-Stigma and Redemption

When Johnson-Lett's fiancé told her children she was HIV positive without her permission, she wasn't sure how her children would react. Then her daughter told her, "Mom, it's okay! No matter what you have, I'm going to love you anyways."

Straight Up: Why the Heterosexual Story Matters -- A Blog Entry by Josh Middleton Img

Straight Up: Why the Heterosexual Story Matters -- A Blog Entry by Josh Middleton

"The truth of the matter is MSM are 44 times more likely to contract HIV than someone who is straight," Middleton writes. "With people like myself being on the 'bottom of the totem pole,' I wonder, do stories like mine matter?"

Survivor's Guilt/PTSD/Anxiety/Depression: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia Img

Survivor's Guilt/PTSD/Anxiety/Depression: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

Maria T. Mejia discusses the difficulties of long-term survivors, after "so many years of hiding in shame, feeling worthless, having the fear of dying."

Josh Middleton and parents

A Parent's Love Knows No Bounds: Disclosing to My Parents -- A Blog Entry by Josh Middleton

"Disclosing one's HIV status is a very personal decision, especially to one's parents," Middleton writes. "But disclosing my status to my parents turned out to be one of the best things I ever did."