Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blinded by the…

Blinded by the…

It is said that you never hear the real story. I have heard that over 90% of all the media is owned by 6 corporations. This means that if those 6 corporations don’t want you to know something then they won’t tell you. At what age do kids learn the truth about Santa and Easter Bunny?

HIV? What’s the real truth? Does it really matter now? The fact is that over 1.1 million people in the US have HIV right now.  The fact is that in 2013 only about 25% of those infected with HIV had medical insurance.

Fact, everyone who has HIV is listed in a national database. Everyone with HIV is also listed in state/local database. These names are all sent to the CDC. Money is given to areas of the country where HIV is more prevalent. That only makes sense: Send the money where it is needed.

I’m sorry if this blog seems like a bunch of random thoughts, but the HIV problem in the US has gotten out of control. Over 1.1 million people have HIV and the US government spends over $80 billion a year on HIV as a whole, meaning education, salaries, grants, outreach, care, and medicine. That’s over $72,000 per infected individual per year.

And why is the medicine so damn much? The average monthly cost is over $1200 a month. You can read more about the medicines in a previous blog.

Upcoming dates to remember

4/25/14 – Twitter Chat 7pm-8pm #TheStoryWithin

5/26/14 – Twitter Chat 7pm-8pm #TheStoryWithin

6/26/14 – Twitter Chat 7pm-8pm #TheStoryWithin

6/27/14 – Book release The Story Within – A Scrapbook of the Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US

If anyone would like to contact me feel free to e-mail me at

#HIV #AIDS #PleasantIsland #book


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Please forgive me; I know it has been a while since I posted on my blog. However, I have been working mighty hard.

Please forgive me; I know it has been a while since I posted on my blog. However, I have been working mighty hard.

I would like to give you a breakdown of my upcoming schedule and some calendar dates I would like for you to mark. Then I would like to introduce to you some of those who have are featured in my upcoming book.

4/25 Twitter Chat using #TheStoryWithin

5/26 Twitter Chat using #TheStoryWithin

6/26 Twitter Chat using #TheStoryWithin

New blogs will be written at least every two weeks. If anyone has a direct question they would like to ask me feel free to e-mail me directly at

Now what you are here for:

Meet Calvrick – A journalist who has five close friends that have been diagnosed with HIV.

Meet Earnest & Eugene – Co-owners of a car dealership who buys cars from those diagnosed with HIV.

Meet Yasmin – A realestate investor who buys homes from those who are HIV positive. After she buys the homes she lets the former owner stay there rent free for  up yo six months.

Meet Stephen – An HIV positive former State Food Stamp Worker who wants to work at a greenhouse.

Meet Matt – A moose hunter who caught HIV while having an affair with him boss’s wife.

Meet Kyle – An HIV positive man who inherited a newsletter with his roommate Adam.

Meet Dawn – Who after being infected fell in such a depression that she almost lost custody of her kids.

Meet Brain – A Disease Intervention Specialist who informs individuals that they are a contact to an HIV case.

Those and many more tell their story in my upcoming book The Story Within – A Scrapbook of the Eradication of HIV/AIDS in the US.

Release date 6/27/14, which is also National HIV Testing Day

#PleasantIsland #HIV

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