Author Archives Cambriae Bates

  • This story was first published in the Spring 2008 Rising Times Newsletter, a publication of the Women Rising Project. On March 10, 2008, the 3rd annual observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Women Rising Project recognized the Project’s co-founder, Mary Frances Moreno. Acknowledging her inspiration and leadership on strengthening HIV+ women […]

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  • I first met Sylvia in 1997 when I was interning at AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I had left the practice of law after 12 years and was embarking on a new career. Being an intern, again, was challenging to my ego but I was determined to […]

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  • When you think of healthy relationships, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the people in your life or your relationship with you. “Healthy” might suggest to you clear communication, making decisions and solving problems in relationships in a way that considers everyone’s needs, or handling stress productively. Healthy Relationships, a five-session education and […]

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  • 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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  • We LGBT’s have a long, creative, and colorful history of finding each other, hooking up, and falling in love.  Seemingly, from time immemorial, we have used our ‘gaydar’ to make this happen, even when we had to do it underground.  Nowadays, with the push for Marriage Equality as our newest raison d’être, it’s not surprising […]

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