Nell Davis never expected to be in the national spotlight at 64 years old. The California mother and grandmother never expected to be diagnosed with HIV, either. Davis tells her story with quiet dignity, and in the process she has become a voice for and a minister to other women "of a certain age" who find themselves navigating the waters of HIV. The unlikely activist, who relies heavily on her faith to get her through, says that it became important to her to bring HIV education and awareness to her own church. But I wouldn't give up," she says. And I did," she added with the smile of a woman committed to making good things happen.
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You may not know the HIV status of your partner. You might not even have been tested yourself. People in mixed-status relationships face all the same things as other couples. But there are some extra issues:. The HIV-negative partner may concentrate on taking care of the other person. This can cause a serious lack of balance in the relationship. Anti-HIV medications may have unpleasant side effects.
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Jermerious Buckley, an H. By Linda Villarosa. E arly on a balmy morning last October, Cedric Sturdevant began his rounds along the bumpy streets and back roads of Jackson, Miss. Sturdevant, 52, has racked up nearly , miles driving in loops and widening circles around Jackson in his improvised role of visiting nurse, motivational coach and father figure to a growing number of young gay men and transgender women suffering from H. Negotiating a maze of unpaved roads in Jackson in the company car, a year-old Ford Expedition with cracked seats and chipped paint, he stopped to drop off H.
Black men, vastly overrepresented among the prison population, comprise a high proportion of HIV-positive inmates and pose an infection risk to other inmates as well as members of their communities once they're released. While sex is prohibited in U. Many of the respondents said that deprivations of prison life promote same-sex encounters and that, although they have been exposed to prison rape, most of the sexual behavior within the institution is consensual.