Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • I am a 60 year old, gay man who has been aging alongside HIV/AIDS for my entire adult life. I have the memory of coming out in a small New Hampshire town in the early 1970s, when there was a world without HIV/AIDS, if you can imagine a time such as that. During the 1980s, […]

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  • During the final planning meeting for The Octopus Club’s fall 2013 fundraiser, OctoTea 18, club founder Lew Aldridge read aloud an email he received from a 21-year-old, straight, newly-HIV-positive man. The young man explained that he did not have enough money that month to pay for both his rent and for his HIV medicine. He […]

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  • One of the greatest things about ASA is that we never turn away someone looking for help, positive or not. Our services are not just focused on people living with HIV, but are for everyone affected by HIV in their lives. We recently had a man call us after receiving some scary news from a […]

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  • This week, we’ve partnered up with an amazing local company: Wearable Hope. Each week they choose a different non-profit to feature on their website, and $10 from the sale of each shirt goes to that cause. (Check out our shirts on the site right now!) I and my coworkers, Scott and Marcus, had the fortune […]

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  • This post was adapted from an article written by ASA for Austin MD Magazine. Read the full issue online. In 1981, a cluster of gay men came down with rare forms of pneumonia and skin cancer. It was soon discovered that these “opportunistic infections”—illnesses that take advantage of a weak immune system—were part of a […]

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  • “It’s not a race; it’s a destination,” Andrew Martin, Medical Case Manager at ASA, explains. This is just Andrew’s second year participating in the Hill Country Ride (HCR), but fundraising through biking comes naturally to him. “I raised $3,000 last year and rode 26 miles, so now I’m hooked!”   First founded in 1999, the Hill […]

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