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Positive Spotlight | Lucas Montgomery

This month’s Positive Traction member spotlight is Lucas Montgomery. Lucas’ first encounter with AIDS LifeCycle and Positive Pedalers was in 2013.  Our Positive Traction publication team thinks that Lucas’ story is a very personal, intimate and powerful statement. And we

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Positive Spotlight | Carlos Urrutia

  By Greg Mahusay & Chris Eisenberg: Carlos Urrutia submitted entries for both the Positive Pedalers jersey and the Positive Pedalers T-shirt design competition this year, and was thrilled to discover that his bright and upbeat designs had won in

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Positive Spotlight | Stephen Puibello

  HIV Positive Bi Polar Founder of BiPolarBear.US web site In 1996, just two months after losing his mother to breast cancer, Stephen Puibello learned he was HIV positive.  A few weeks later, extremely depressed and feeling out of control,

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Positive Spotlight | Glen Weinzimer

 Founder of The SMART Ride, Director of TSR Adventures, Inc., Positive Pedaler, and longtime volunteer for AIDS LifeCyle. By: Tim Wagoner It was 1996 and a young man named Glen Weinzimer was told he had 10 days to live and

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Positive Spotlight | Charles King

  Activist, CEO, UNAIDS Delegate, Positive Pedaler By: Blake Strasser On any given day you may find Charles King addressing a crowd at an international HIV/AIDS summit, protesting (and getting arrested) in Senator John Boehner’s office to ensure clinics with

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Positive Spotlight | Casey Lucas

 … I walk around at least a few times a week with something that says I am positive …   By: Chad Jeremy Davis For those of us living with HIV, finding the right opportunity to eliminate stigma through our positive

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Positive Spotlight | Mike Meadows

Living with the Stigma of HIV By Chris Eisenberg Mike Meadows proudly wore his Positive Pedalers jersey as he rode the last few miles of AIDS/LifeCyle into Los Angeles for the closing ceremony of a bike ride that changed his

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Positive Spotlight | Barry Phelan

By Karen Rosenblum If there’s one piece of advice that Barry Phelan wants to give other people who’ve always been told that they cannot do something, it’s to not listen to the naysayers. Having just completed his third Friends for Life

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Member Spotlight | Alvin Rodriguez Ceballos

Positive Pedaler member and first-time ALC rider Alvin tells his story in his own words. My name is Alvin; I was born in the port of Veracruz Mexico, the oldest port in Mexico and in the Americas, the first gateway

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Pos Ped Legacy Lives On

Back in the late 1980s, when access to the very first AIDS drugs was considered a major success, very few people were focused on the fact that HIV+ homeless and near-homeless individuals had a more immediate concern: a roof over

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Positive Spotlight | Greg Hill

In 1990 Greg Hill and his partner Ed Watts were both diagnosed with HIV. Ed got sick, but Greg didn’t. In two years time, Ed had died and Greg was living as though he was going to die. He was

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Positive Spotlight | Barry Haarde

A Simple Matter of Conviction. By Barry Haarde How does one survive a plague? What does it take to pedal a bicycle across the United States? One might argue that the answer to both questions is largely the same. In

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Positive Spotlight | Don Smith

By Don Smith and Carol Hyman Don Smith 54 of Penticton, British Columbia, became passionate about healthy living not long after being diagnosed with HIV when he was 28 years old. “Staying as healthy as possible is my way of

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“And the award goes to….. David Duncan!”

ALC11 – On PosPed Night, The StandUp Award Goes To David Duncan By Carol Hyman on October 5, 2012 Because of the work he was doing as a staff member on AIDS Lifecycle 11, there was a possibility that David

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Bobby Purcell: Positive is an Attitude

Bobby Purcell doesn’t think he has much of a story to tell. “I really think there are better stories out there,” he says. This is coming from a guy who is about to do his seventh AIDS Lifecycle while living

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