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The Ohio AIDS Coalition recently sponsored the Ohio Conference on HIV/AIDS. The Ohio AIDS Coalition has a new Director, Patrick Beatty. I really feel that he is an amazing resource for Ohio, as he...
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015
I realize that if I don't mention the word HIV...9 out of 10 times you won't either! I still don't see any billboards, commercials, or hear any radio announcements pertaining to the fact that it's a...
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015
I recently had the privilege of speaking for the Ohio State University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. This was my first time speaking before a group of people (let alone, people who knew my HIV status)!...
Submitted on Jan 29, 2015
Going over 2014 and what is coming for 2015 How changing your thoughts can improve your wellbeing Recordando el 2014 y lo que viene para el 2015 Como nuestros pensamientos pueden mejorar nuestro...
Submitted on Jan 27, 2015
HIV – Stigma and Discrimination / Love, Life, Laughter – HIV is a nothing if taken in a positive way, it is just another disease – the only fine line that separates it is IGNORANCE Being HIV Positive...
Submitted on Jan 23, 2015
I had the immense pleasure of attending and participating in PWN's First Annual Women's Conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in October compliments of The Well Project and A Girl Like Me. While...
Submitted on Jan 16, 2015
On this Day of Winter Solstice, The date is forever emblazoned in my heart. I had been living in my car for about 3 weeks, until it died. Then I spent a week at Motel 6 thanks to my son... Then 1...
Submitted on Dec 21, 2014
My name is Robin Barkins. I was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 15. When I heard the devastating news, I thought my life was over. I refused all HIV treatment. I began to use drugs and I slept...
Submitted on Dec 16, 2014
Waiting, waiting for the test results, what can I say? Will it be high, low? How low can I go? I went in so confidently, no fear, I actually look forward to it, the reaffirmation that I'm doing well...
Submitted on Dec 2, 2014
This year has been very busy for me. Lots of "ups" and a few very lows, especially learning of the murder of my stepson! His loss reminded me that I should never ever take one second for granted...
Submitted on Dec 1, 2014

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