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Desert Migration

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Ann

While I can not speak for anyone else; I will say that as a Woman who tested positive in 1987 at the age of 19; it is still disconcerting about how little we are even acknowledged. I am often made to feel that because I am not a Gay Man I don't matter. Sorry guys, you don't own the corner of LTS by yourselves, there are quite a few of us Women out there also. How about sharing a story about one of us? We are as strong (and in some cases, stronger) Just my two cents...

April 22, 2014 Fort Myers

Kubla

Is being indigent a superior thing? Some of the posters here seem to think that people like me who have money (that I worked hard for) and good benefits (which came from the job I retired from) are disgusting coddled and smarmy A listers. To them being a professional (or retired professional) is a badge of shame. If I ever were to be indigent, I am certain that I would handle it with much more grace and much less spite than some of the other snarling commenters on this thread.

April 17, 2014 San Diego

Alex H.

I agree that the comments of stefan45 are inappropriate. I've been POZ since 1984 but I still managed to plan ahead and work until retirement even while dealing with serious health problems. Now at 63 years old I have a comfortable retirement pension and great health insurance. Does my planning and hard work make me "swarmy"? Does that make my issues and health problems any less valid than anyone else's? Stefan45 only comes across as bitter and jealous. That's just sad.

April 16, 2014 Los Angeles

Joe

stefan45 hurls insults at "swarmy professionals" who are "coddled" and therefore are apparently not as real, human and deserving as he is. Then he complains about others being judgmental ("pozphobic") towards him. Perhaps if stefan dealt with his anger, jealousy and stereotypical perceptions then he would be a much healthier and happier HIV person.

April 14, 2014 Sacramento

Roger

Thank you for this excellent documentary. I tested positive in 1984, began AZT in '87 and have been on meds since. Now, at age 63, I'm feeling a mixture of profound gratitude and total isolation. I'm told that I should begin thinking that I will live another 10-20 yrs. I can't believe it, but it sounds good given my present health. It's so important to drag our history with us, kicking and screaming. I've never been to PS and would like to attend the premier. Please send me details of when/where

March 22, 2014 Albuquerque

Andy

Exactly, I have a day, what am I going to do with it. When I was diagnosed 5 years ago, I closed my business of 23 years, sold my house, and moved home to die. Guess what? or should I say now what?

February 28, 2014 Bloomsburg, pa

phillip r.

The cynic/realist in me has to agree with stefan45 re "A" list gay men profiled.I live on a fixed SSDI income and stayed in LA. I could never afford the lifestyle portrayed in trailer. I wasn't a white collar professional.It's a great retirement venue, for those who can afford it. What about all the men and women who don't have the $$ for a cloistered Gay enclave and who live w/the same back stories but far less support? Mr. Cardone chose a group ez to locate but otherwise just the same.

February 11, 2014 Los Angeles

SirVivor

Great subject for a doc! When you refer to us a test subjects for aging with HIV I wonder if you asked how it was to be a test subject for some of the drugs used to treat HIV as they were coming up with the right drug cocktail.It is dismaying that hardly anyone ever mentions the absolute nightmare so many of us faced with disfiguring lipodystrophy.Many of us paid a cruel price for our survival.Any number of plastic surgeons can attest to the tragic isolation and suicides.Thx for doing this doc.

February 5, 2014 Los Angeles

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