Tag Archives: HIV

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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Those Were the Days

It’s sometimes difficult for me to believe but as I come upon my 28th year of living with HIV, I’ve come to realize I’m part of a special group. Not only am I considered a long-termer but I also consider … Continue reading

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And the Band Stopped Playing

As the beat of the music roared in my head, I looked around at the large gathering. In the crowd were some recognizable faces and others I had never seen before in my life. In the middle of the group … Continue reading

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50 Shades of HIV Greying

I was recently asked to sit in on a HIV support group which is targeted to men 50 and above. I felt this would be a great opportunity to listen in on a community I would eventually be joining. The … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Unemployed and HIV

Times are tough in this country for everyone (well maybe not for the ‘one-percenters’) but the rest of us continue to endure a tough economy. Living with HIV can sometimes be difficult enough but the added uncertainty of unemployment sometimes … Continue reading

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