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aging and HIV
You know life can be so heart-wrenching difficult. In my most recent days I've had to look at life from a new lens.
Submitted on Nov 16, 2020
It has been seven years since I have blogged with you, my sisters. I had no idea it had been so long. In part, I think it's "ok". No need to judge myself about my absence, but rather perhaps...
Submitted on Jul 8, 2020
I forget to cry sometimes. I forget how. Is it really forgetting if I shove it from my mind?
Submitted on May 4, 2020
(July 22, 2019, I was honored and privileged to be one of six volunteers needed internationally for a long-term non-progressor lymph node study. Please read... and thank you.) Early childhood, I...
Submitted on Jan 17, 2020
Thirty years ago, December 20, 1989... The world news headlines read... "United States invades Panama" Dubbed "Operation Just Cause" it's prime purpose was to depose and capture the country's...
Submitted on Dec 31, 2019
I am devastatingly tired. Today it is a weight pressing on my spirit. It is almost as if it's the only emotion I have room for.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2019
I had an afterthought tonight. My son's father passed away about a month ago. We hadn't been together since 1984 so it wasn't hard to deal with, but it was sad because he was my first everything. The...
Submitted on Nov 27, 2019
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a nursing organization that formed in 1987 to focus on educating and supporting nurses who work in HIV care, research, prevention, and policy. ANAC is...
Submitted on Nov 24, 2019
Some think HIV is just a chronic manageable disease with a one-pill-a-day solution. Well it's not like that for all of us, especially long term survivors aging with HIV. I cannot do the one-pill-a-...
Submitted on Sep 18, 2019
A quick recap to catch those of you up who do not know my story. I diagnosed positive for HIV in 1996. I was 21 and began dating the man who became my husband when I was 19. That is not why I was on...
Submitted on Sep 4, 2019
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