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Jeff Berry
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Jeff Berry is Director of Publications at Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) and editor of Positively Aware magazine, the country’s leading not-for-profit publication on HIV treatment and wellness. Berry has contributed to numerous publications and websites including The Advocate, TheBody.com and Windy City Times. He was a contributing author for the book Out and Proud in Chicago, and has appeared on Sirius Radio’s OutQ in the Morning, The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick, and The Michelangelo Signorile Show. Berry is a member of the Fair Pricing Coalition and the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC), and resides in Chicago with his partner Stephen and their furry “kids” Zack, Missy and Kylie.

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Dancing Around HIV: When Do You Know If You've Ever Done Enough?

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 12:43 PM

On July 12 and 13 I participated in the Ride for AIDS Chicago. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience, with 430 riders and crew trekking 200 miles over two days from Evanston, Illinois, to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and back. The ride raised over $840,000 in support of

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HIV Never Takes a Holiday

(12) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 9:34 PM

I live and breathe HIV. That was an observation someone made of me recently when explaining to someone else why I am successful in my work. It made me stop and think. Do I really live and breathe HIV? Is that even healthy? Can one hyperventilate while doing so? And...

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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for People Living With HIV

(26) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 4:08 PM

It's that time of year again when many of us start thinking about what we might do differently this year to make our life, and perhaps the world, a little bit better. You may think that people with HIV are no different from anyone else, and you're right, for the...

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A Day With HIV

(8) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 11:44 AM

Anyone who has tested positive for HIV remembers the day that they first found out. Sept. 20, 1989, was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. I have this vivid memory of walking home from the doctor's office, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face yet feeling numb everywhere else....

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Reflections From an Epidemic: Carrying the Torch to AIDS 2012

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 3:26 PM

In only a few weeks, nearly 25,000 people from around the globe will descend upon Washington, D.C. for AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference being held in the United States for the first time since 1990, following President Obama's lifting of this country's 22-year travel and immigration ban against...

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