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ODC News Letter
May 2013 -
In This Issue: Meet A Client Advisxory Committee Member, Cinco De Mayo Spring Fling Social May 4, Questions and Answers, Outsmarting HIV With Healthy Eastig, Give Us Your Opinions, May Events
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- Chat with Brad Edwards on Twitter - twitter.com/tvbrad
- 36th Annual Fox Trot in Elgin. Click here to register and support Open Door Clinic's team.
- New Newsletter and Support Group Calendar
One of the most difficult aspects of living with HIV is the potential for isolation. Nobody wants to feel like they are alone in their illness. A support group connects clients with other people who are HIV-Positive, helping to ease the transition into a difficult stage in life.
The Legacy Campaign
Despite the progress that has been made in the medical treatment of HIV/AIDS, people living with this virus still carry with them the additional burden of the stigma and discrimination this disease brings with it. Living with HIV/AIDS in the Fox River Valley of Illinois is no different. One thing we do know: the impact of personally knowing someone who is HIV+ dramatically minimizes fear, stigma and discrimination.
Open Door Clinic has begun to address these issues by undertaking the challenge of collecting and making accessible the personal stories of HIV+ people through "The Legacy Campaign." The stories compiled in this book are the first collected and demonstrate the diversity of lives impacted by HIV/AIDS here in the Heartland. They offer a powerful glimpse into the personal struggles of these courageous individuals who hope that their stories can contribute to limiting new infections while correcting and eliminating unwarranted fears, stigmas, and discriminatory practices where they live and work.