One week after I was diagnosed, I contracted meningitis and was hospitalised for two months.My family and I are still paying for the medical bills. I am on ARV [antiretroviral] medication, anti-pneumonia pills and vitamins.
After months of prowling Internet chat rooms, posing as the mother of two young daughters, Detective Michele Deery thought she had a live one: “parafling,” a married, middle-aged man who claimed he wanted to have sex with her kids.
But was he just playing a twisted game of seduction?
She made her Broadway debut in Wild Honey with Sir Ian Mc Kellen.
See what the actress had to say about PRIVATE LIVES and more with hosts Jerry Sienfeld and Kelly Ripa below!
I was chosen to be one of the models and that's when I decided to go public with my disease.
"I was worried about judgment and discrimination, but no way did I expect the flow of support and prayers from people I don't even know.
When Wanggo Gallaga, 29, a Filipino writer from the capital, Manila and the son of a critically acclaimed film director, publicly announced he was HIV positive, it sent a powerful message that anyone can get HIV.
The national adult HIV prevalence is less than 0.1 percent in a population of 90 million, making the Philippines a low-incidence country, but since the 1990s, only two people have publicly admitted having the virus.
ARVs are free to HIV patients because of the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria], but we are worried about what will happen in 2012, when the funding will stop.