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Entries by John-Manuel Andriote from 07/2012

From Entitled to Entitlements: My Journey From the Middle Class, Through AIDS, to a Place I Never Imagined

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

It's sick and twisted that I feel I'm supposed to be "grateful" that I qualify for an insurance program intended for poor people. It's bizarre that having HIV allows me to get my medications free while millions of other Americans have to choose between their medications and, say, food.

International AIDS Conference in DC: The Weary World Gathers in Hope

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact

When the international AIDS conference was last held in Washington, D.C., in June 1987, "only" 36,000 Americans had been diagnosed with the fatal illn...