November 17, 2008

November 17, 2008
Share Your Story

It is the start of another week for all of us. Like you, my week is going to be a very busy one packed with various appointments, meetings, events, work and obligations.

Today, I went to AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) to see Dr. Katella and have my quarterly blood work done. You would think since I have been having blood work for over 27 years now that needless would not bother me anymore. But I have hated needles every since I was a young boy. We just had a cold front come through Jacksonville which made for a brisk bike ride. I also told Dr. Katella he had been chosen as our project November Angel. Be sure to visit the Dab's Angel section of our website to see his angel page.

So the topic for my blog today is sharing your story. American citizens with HIV and AIDS should have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their health care and futures will be financially secure. Yet, many people with HIV and AIDS worry about their health and long term financial security.

Dab the AIDS Bear Project is collecting the personal stories of people with HIV and AIDS in the United States. By telling your story you can help Dab the AIDS Bear Project and Daddy Dab work to raise awareness among policymakers and opinion leaders about these important issues.

We want to hear from you. Tell us your story about HIV and AIDS. Help us put a face to people with HIV and AIDS in the United States. We'd like to encourage you to share how HIV/AIDS health issues, medical care, costs are impacting you and your families.

Join other Americans with HIV and AIDS who are speaking out about these issues by sharing their stories. Email for information about adding your voice by telling your HIV story.

For more information and the stories of some of your fellow Americans with HIV and AIDS please see our project website section "I'm One in a Million" at:

Media aparthy concerning HIV and AIDS in the United Stateswas one of the biggest problems I encountered during the past two years while advocating with AARP and Divided We Fail. According to the media I spoke with HIV and AIDS in the United States is not a problem. Not news worthy.

By sharing your story, you are more than a number on a statistic page. Your story puts a face to the American man woman or child behind the number.

I look forward to hearing from all of you and hope you have a great week.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

Big bear hug,

Daddy Dab