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Author Topic: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague  (Read 1355 times)

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Offline thunter34

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AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:03:26 PM »
A wonderfully moving piece by one of my favorite writers, Cliff Bostock.  Highly recommended reading.


http://clatl.com/gyrobase/aids-in-atlanta-reliving-the-plague-years/Content?oid=4043216&storyPage=1
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Re: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 03:46:47 PM »
I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes having read this piece.

This particular sentence leaped out at me:

Gay people learn to use humor to cope with their marginalization. We handily discard the tragic lens for the comedic one.

Thanks very much for sharing.
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline WillyWump

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Re: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 03:48:31 PM »
Definitely a great read. Thanks.

-Will
POZ since '08

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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Theyer

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Re: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 06:51:48 PM »
Thanks
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Re: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 07:52:41 PM »
You would think after this many years, reading many similar stories and living through quite a bit of this too, that I would be more inured to the sadness this kind of article brings up; but no. :'( I'm still troubled by it knowing that death from HIV/AIDS still happens in the modern days - whether my undiagnosed partner in 08 or untreated Etay less than a year ago. AIDS has been killing people I know for nearly 30 years and just keeps on killing them.  :'(

thank you though, for the link. I'm glad people are still out there talking about how AIDS killed their partners, friends and loved ones, so the world doesn't get too complacent and thinks this is just a problem of the past.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Re: AIDS in Atlanta: Reliving the Plague
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 09:26:58 PM »
tim, the linked article was good, thanks

i read the comments, and author later referenced something you wrote

"I Knew We Would Find Each Other"

damn man, that is a powerful piece of writing

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=36905.msg459399#msg459399
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 09:48:56 PM by zach »
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