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Personal Stories

I Changed My Mind

Where do I start? Eric, the editor of Survival News and a friend of many years, asked me long ago to sit down and write my story of survival. I've never been able to find the time until now. Funny to discover oneself so busy with living, when not l...

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News

A History of the Women's HIV Empowerment Forum

By the time you read this, we will have held the 8th annual Women's HIV Empowerment Forum. I thought I'd like to take a look over the years and see how this retreat has evolved into what is today. Many thanks to Susan C., Cara E. and Eva H. for the...

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Viewpoints

You Can't Be a People Unless You Have a History

At the Vigil at Pride on June 25, 2004, lesbian activist and historian Maria Helena Dolan delivered a moving and highly informative speech on Queer history. We here at AIDS Survival Project believe it is worth publishing so that more people can be ...

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Understanding CD4 Count, Viral Load, CBC Blood Count and Chem-Screen Tests

An important part of your HIV health care involves regular doctor's visits for lab work. These laboratory tests are used as a part of your treatment plan to help monitor your HIV progression as well as providing information to help you and your doc...

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Ronald Reagan and AIDS

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died June 5, 2004, after a decade living in seclusion with Alzheimer's Disease -- the progressive, irreversible, incurable neurological disorder that causes losses of memory and mental ...

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Viewpoints

AIDS, Marriage and Jumping the Broom

In July, the U.S. Senate failed to gain the support of the 51 senators it needed to proceed with amending the U.S. constitution to ban gay marriage. The slight majority in favor of the amendment, 50-48, was one vote short of the number needed to ta...

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Fifi's Problem

A wealthy, young man received a party invitation from an elderly socialite at his country club. When he arrived at the party he did not recognize any of the guests. He tried to introduce himself to several people and join in their conversations, but ...

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News

Coming Soon to Your Atlanta Neighborhood: The Care Access Team (CAT) Program

AIDS Survival Project has embarked upon a brand new initiative that you'll be hearing a lot about and I wanted to give you a "heads up!" so that you'll already be aware of a project that will be beneficial to agencies that serve Ryan White CARE Act...

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Avoiding Cryptosporidium: How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is ...

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Personal Stories

I Shall Miss Loving Him

It's one thing to grieve for all the many loved ones you've lost to AIDS. It's another thing entirely to start mourning for someone who isn't even dead yet.

For nearly a decade, I was a member of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. It was just a couple ...