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Robin Barkins: My Story

May 30 13

My name is Robin Barkins.  I was first diagnosed with HIV at age 15 – just 4 months before my 16th birthday.  When I first heard the news, I instantly thought my life was over.  I refused all HIV treatment.  I began to use drugs heavily and I slept around with different men and women […]

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Knowledge is Power

Jun 18 12

BY KATIE OLSEN One of the most important issues revolving around the HIV/AIDS crisis I have discovered while working with Until There’s A Cure is the education of the virus itself.  This paired with diminished public consciousness has raised great concerns within the AIDS community regarding the awareness of the disease and, with the economy […]

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MY BEAUTY SALON EXPERIENCE…(IGNORANCE),THE TIME TO EDUCATE CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT!

May 30 12

So yeah! I was looking forward to a nice relaxing day! Away from everything…just a place where they could pamper me…release some stress. YES! The beauty salon…yay…getting my hair done, my hands and feet done. Just time for little old me to get away from daily life…and of course, my job or mission never has a […]

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Macramé Stone Bracelets in All Red

May 14 12

We now carry the Macramé Stone Adjustable Bracelets in all Red! Make a bold statement for National HIV Testing Day on June 27 with these stunning bracelets.  1 in 5 HIV+ people do not know they are infected because they have not been tested.  Don’t wait; GET TESTED. And help raise awareness about the importance of […]

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My Body May Feel Weak Sometimes, but My Spirit Always Pulls Me Through

May 11 12

(But even sometimes my spirit has a limit!!) Sometimes I feel like I can’t continue. I feel that the energy gets low. This is normal to me … it has always been like this. Ever since I was a teen I had this fear that I had to live every moment to the extreme. This […]

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Donate a Gift in Tribute to Mom

May 11 12

 Friend, Family, and Supporters — We all have amazing women in our lives who give us strength and encouragement, and sometimes on Mother’s Day, no matter what we do to pay tribute to them, it never seems like enough. This year, we would like to invite you to donate a gift in tribute to that […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from Maria!

May 10 12

The love for my mother Love, Maria Mejia     Subscribe to her YouTube channel MariasJournal (and ours, while you’re at it! UntilTheresACure)

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My History with Medication

May 08 12

Maria not only video blogs, but she also does most of them in both English and Spanish so she can help raise awareness with as many people as possible!   My History with Medication Mi Historia con Medicina   I’ve been HIV positive for 20 years, 10 of them without any HIV meds; and for […]

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HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My personal HELL)

Apr 23 12

Well, where do I start!? I guess pain…physical and mental….one of the situations that we face with HIV/AIDS is pain…from neuropathy..aging, etc., etc…I myself was on pain medication! Exactly, Oxycodone..well, 8 years ago when one of the doctors I saw prescribed it to me…he never told me how addicitve it was!!! I wish I knew then […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Apr 19 12

Yes, many may think there is nothing positive in being positive…but as I have always been taught, and believe, even from something bad or tragic, we can find something good, something to learn from and something that makes us stronger. I am not going to sit here and write that i don’t cry sometimes and feel […]

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