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Living With Hivaids

Robert's Walk With AIDS (Part 4): Cool Water

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

Loneliness can devour a soul left alone for too long. So, when Robert's case worker called him with an invitation for a Christmas party, he was anxious and started to feel alive again. "Maybe, just maybe," Robert thought, "someone will save me."

Lifting Up All Women

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Valerie Jarrett

On Saturday, R&B legend Alicia Keys and I joined the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Black Women's HIV/AIDS Network for an inspirational meeting with a community gathering of courageous black women living with HIV/AIDS.

Robert's Walk With AIDS (Part 3): The Homecoming

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

Robert still had money from Jim's life-insurance policy, so he felt he'd be fine, at least for a while. His body had recovered from the pneumonia, and he had started taking the miracle drug, AZT, which promised to delay the symptoms of AIDS and prolong the lives of AIDS patients.

Robert's Walk With AIDS (Part 2): To The Hospital We Go

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

Tootie and Tia sat in the hospital lobby waiting for some kind of news from the attending ER physician. When the physician came to tell Tootie the news about her son, she heard several words, but the only two she recognized were "thrush" and "pneumonia."

Robert's Walk With AIDS (Part 1): Using Ocean Water To Wash Away Grief

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

After about eight weeks in hospice, Jim, Robert's previous lover, passed on. There was a tear on Jim's cheek as he took his last breath, and the chill in the room made it look like ice. Robert, given to histrionics, wept loudly and exclaimed, "Why, Jim? Don't leave me here. Don't go without me."

Advice for a Young Man Newly Diagnosed with HIV

Bren Shucart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bren Shucart

When I tested positive in the spring of 2005, it felt like the end of the world. HIV was this boogieman that I had been taught to hate and fear since before I really understood how sex worked, and suddenly this monster was inside me.

World AIDS Day 2011

Candice Wiggins | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Candice Wiggins

In January 1991 I attended my father's funeral after he died from complications related to AIDS. Attending the funeral was a different experience for me, as I was just one month shy of my fourth birthday.

World Aids Day: 8 Years Poz, the Lessons of Living With HIV

Scott Foval | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Scott Foval

It is important for me to tell those who are newly diagnosed to understand, having HIV does not mean your life is over. You have a lot to live for, and I am an example of what happens when one doesn't give up.

HIV's Derailment Doesn't Have to Mean HIV's Denial

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas DeLorenzo

AIDS, in spite of nearly taking my life just a few days before, was giving me a new one. AIDS would be the precise reason I would go to law school, for there is nothing like fighting for your life with an insurance company to make you wish you had a J.D.

Oprah Misses the Mark on HIV/AIDS... Again

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kellee Terrell

Instead of anything substantial, eye-opening or educational, Winfrey decided to focus on issues that distort the epidemic.

'Resurrection' From HIV: A Basic Human Right

Lance Bangs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lance Bangs

I came away from the experience of making "The Lazarus Effect" believing that universal access to medication should be a basic human right.

Toronto's Elite Comes Together To Support HIV/AIDS Research

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Toronto was alight as the city's style mavens, business doyens, and philanthropic supporters dined and danced at the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research's premiere fundraising event.

HIV Researchers Find Antibodies That Prevent Virus From Causing Severe AIDS

The Los Angeles Times | Thomas H. Maugh II | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After nearly two decades of futile searching for a vaccine against the AIDS virus, researchers are reporting the tantalizing discovery of antibodies t...

Living With HIV/AIDS: Marvelyn Brown

Martha St Jean | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha St Jean

Marvelyn Brown: "The guy who infected me knew he was infected when he passed the virus to me. But I had a choice. I chose to have unprotected sex."

Born With HIV/AIDS, Defying All Odds | Madison Park CNN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Babies who were born with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s have defied initial expectations....