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Asian/Pacific-Americans

The Forgotten Minority: Asians and Pacific-Islanders in New York Battling HIV/AIDS

Art adapted from public service advertisements by APICHA.

AIDS does not discriminate but people do. For Asian and Pacific-Islander Americans, discrimination exists both from within and from outside the community. This means that many community-based...

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Asian/Pacific-Americans

HIV Prevention Among NYC Asian Immigrants

The New York Academy of Medicine's Office of Special Populations is conducting a study assessing the role of community institutions in encouraging or impeding health promotion and disease prevention in Asian immigrant communities in New York City.

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"Blame": A Narrative Poem

Blame is all the rage in corporate life. It's all a matter of profit and loss. Early in my career I had a boss who wielded blame as skillfully as a knife

in the deft hands of a butcher, indeed that's what we called the man behind his back -- "The ...

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HIV and Personal Finance: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the early 1990s, HIV was seen as a one-way street to all the "d-words" -- disease, disability, and death. This emboldened viatical settlement companies to buy life insurance policies from people with HIV at prices near 90 percent of their face v...

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Coping

Stress Reduction

When I was in college, I was an architecture student. Our studio program was very demanding, and when our final projects were due at the end of each semester, my classmates and I would be working late into the night on drawings or models, with trip...

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Personal Stories

Disclosing HIV in the Workplace

Disclosing one's HIV status in the workplace is a complex and emotional issue, with many different variables to consider. I've made the decision to share my HIV-positive status with my co-workers and I've been rewarded handsomely for it. It's not a...

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Cyberdating

Help! I went out on a date with someone that I met through the Internet who appeared in his photo to be a very sexy young guy. He stated he was only interested in a long-term relationship (LTR) and HIV status did not matter -- he seemed perfect.

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Flying Right

Well, it's that time of year again -- time to think about vacation, and for many, traveling with HIV. My aim in writing this article is to provide you with some good-sense tips to help make your vacation travel a little bit easier. One thing is cer...

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News

Lean on Them ... and Each Other

Maybe you've newly been diagnosed as HIV-positive. Maybe you were diagnosed years ago, but are having problems with disclosure and other social situations. Or maybe you know someone who is having problems dealing with HIV-related issues. Whatever y...

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News

And If You Want a Little More Support ...

In this issue, we highlight the Body Positive Support Group Program and our Helpline, two major programs designed to provide support to people infected and affected by HIV. But Body Positive also offers a number of other programs that may be of help,...