February / March #89 : Make It Last Forever - by Laura Whitehorn

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Table of Contents

Rapid Test Time

The Love Cure

Date Bait

Make It Last Forever

To Die For

A Gallo Gotcha

Neg & Pos

That '70s Show

Tribute: Tom Fahey

Obituary

Milestones

Heavy Medals

Sign Of The Times

Thief of HAARTs

Shine Some Light

Hokey Pokey

AIDS Acts Axed

Good China

Copay Through The Nose

N-9?

Sore Winner?

Blame Candida

I Get Misty

Female Troubles

Fellow Travelers

Reality Check

Mailbox

America's Sweetheart



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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February / March 2003

Make It Last Forever

by Laura Whitehorn

We asked some cozy couples, "What's love got to do with it?" -- and how they make LOVE + HIV = 4-EVER:

"Our bodies are designed for living. We need a great passion to focus this living that sometimes dumbfounds the mind and the soul."

-- Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan, New York City: 8 years


"My beautiful, HIV negative wife and I share everything and aren't afraid to act like kids and use jokes to relieve tension. After 16 years of HIV, I finally found true love, and it's even better than the songs say!"

-- Luis Santiago and Carolina Kim, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico: 4 years


"Advice to positoids: Don't give up, don't scapegoat HIV and be as patient with your lovers' shortcomings as you'd like them to be with yours."

-- Shawn Decker and Gwenn Barringer, Charlottesville, VA: 4 years


"Communication, compromise and a sense of humor make us flourish."

-- Beth Hastie and Sage Skog, Boston: 7 years


"I fell in love with a friend once I realized I didn't want HIV to be my partner. Learn to laugh at yourself, because laughter is a great aphrodisiac."

-- Dawn Averitt and Brad Bridge, Asheville, NC: 4 years


"My husband and I adore and trust each other. We still have great, hot sex, because we've negotiated an honest, sexually open relationship."

-- Mark de Solla Price and Vinny Allegrini, New York City: 10 years


"Share interests (we make fools of ourselves together at karaoke), and learn and practice the wonderful art of compromise."

-- Cathy and Robert Olufs, LA: 3 years


"We never go to sleep upset, and we always give each other a good-night kiss. We have a shine that makes our days lasting."

-- Nancy Cotto and Emilio Laboy, Bronx, NY: 4 years




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