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About Aundaray

Aundaray is currently receiving his Masters in Public Relation and Communications at New York University. He has blogged for Huffington Post and various magazines. His interest is in discovering the effects of social media within business and cultures and the impact it has.

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Retiring my HIV

How much is in your wallet? An avid TV viewer will recognize this slogan from a commercial. For myself, this stuck with me as I had to look not at my wallet but my retirement account. A retirement account which … Continue reading

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Domino Effect

As I write this blog I’m flinching from pain. Just a few days ago I was discharged from the hospital after having a voluntary surgery completed on my right upper quad muscle. The procedure called for the doctor to open … Continue reading

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Hurt/Hate/Heal

Hurt Damn, I’m gay, have HIV and black. It seemed the odds were not stacked in my favor. I was just entering my twenties but it felt like my life was already over. Asking myself, ‘why me?’ was an empty … Continue reading

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Spring Into Fitness

That’s the great thing about Spring- we all get a start over and an ability to design a realistic health program. A fitness program is great for anyone and all body types but especially for those with HIV. I make this testimony as I feel my health routine over the last ten years has contributed to my continued well-being despite my status. Continue reading

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Specialty of HIV

Specialty pharmacy service basically limits how and where you can get your downloadprescription filled based on your disease. For me, according to New York University (NYU), the issuer of my medical coverage, my HIV diagnoses fell into the specialty category. That meant my only choice was to receive my prescriptions by mail or visit any national CVS drugstore. The small neighborhood pharmacy I frequented for the past years would no longer be able to fill my HIV prescriptions. So instead of walking the three blocks in my neighborhood, I’m now forced to ride a subway to a pharmacy twenty blocks away. Continue reading

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#HIV BlackLivesMatter Also

#HIVBlackLivesMatter Also Upon hearing the no indictment verdict from the Eric Garner case, I could do nothing but throw my hands up in the air and feel a wave of hopelessness wash over me. How can any grand jury view … Continue reading

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