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Growing Up With HIV: The Stories of Children Born Positive Img
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Growing Up With HIV: The Stories of Children Born Positive

"My mommy says it's our secret because other kids can be mean," says 10-year-old Sage, who was born with HIV but was only recently told by her mom. Josh, meanwhile, is 19 and has his own long history with HIV medications and disclosure.

A Worthless Foster Kid for Life? A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton Img

A Worthless Foster Kid for Life? A Video Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton

"HIV is only one aspect of who I am. Being a foster child and the associated trauma is something that I struggle with daily. I was taken into care at age 3 and spent over 15 years in the care of people other than my parents."

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Take to Twitter to Tell W. Virginia's Legislature to Stop Abstinence-Based Sex & HIV/AIDS Education!

Over the last year, a few patterns about HIV/AIDS have become abundantly clear. The first is that media coverage of HIV/AIDS has sharply declined, which may coincide with the fact that many in the US no longer see the disease as the country's number ...

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Live CDC Twitter Chat Addressed HIV Among Youth

On December 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a live Twitter Chat focusing on HIV among youth in the United States, featuring CDC Director Tom Frieden. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, and...

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Teach Your Kids What They Need to Know

Adequate funding is crucial to ending America's HIV epidemic. But until we have a vaccine, we also need to reduce the frequency of risky sex -- especially among teens who may have had abstinence-only sexual education or none at all.

Two weeks ago, w...

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Texas: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative Educates Students on Responsibility Behind Drinking, Safe Sex

On November 14, the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative (ADAI) sponsored a discussion titled, "Playing with the Wrong Odds," at which students and faculty discussed responsibility while drinking alcohol and practicin...

Sophie and Sarah Denison-Johnston: AIDS-Free Generation -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img
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Sophie and Sarah Denison-Johnston: AIDS-Free Generation -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

Iconic HIV activist Rebecca Denison participated in the earliest studies of Viramune in the '90s and then gave birth to two HIV-negative daughters, Sarah and Sophie. The girls spoke with POZ I AM Radio about their hopes of having future access to HIV...

Rae Lewis-Thornton: A Diva Talks About Her HIV Diagnosis and Childhood of Abuse (Video) Img
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Rae Lewis-Thornton: A Diva Talks About Her HIV Diagnosis and Childhood of Abuse (Video)

"By the time I had to disclose, the secret was killing me quicker than the disease," nationally renowned speaker and activist Rae Lewis-Thornton recalls. In this video, Rae talks about her early years -- not just as a young woman living with HIV at t...

Justin & Phil Become Foster/Adoption Parents (Pozitive Parents) : A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

Justin & Phil Become Foster/Adoption Parents (Pozitive Parents) : A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"With the feelings that came with my HIV diagnosis, also went the feelings that I would ever hear anyone call me Dad. After my diagnosis, the idea of being a father just went away, because I didn't feel like I could ever do it while being HIV positiv...

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5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

It's easy to bemoan the lack of HIV awareness -- and what seems, at times, to be a willful ignorance to HIV risk -- among teenagers in the U.S. But it's important for adults, particularly parents, to take that one step further and push back against t...