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AIDS/LifeCycle Stories: HIV-Positive Mother Confronts and Battles AIDS Stigma That Killed Her Brother

  Kaya Dzambic TR

NATHAN MANSKE

Guestblogger The ImFromDriftwood.com crew is in California for the 10th annual AIDS/LifeCycle, a bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles raising money for HIV/AIDS. IFD founder Nathan Manske and guest videographer and editor Jesse James Rice will be sending us exclusive daily Video Stories from some of the 2350 riders who are embarking on the 7-day, 545 mile trek. You can also follow their daily adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

Driftwood We filmed Kaya's story on Red Dress Day, a day which is pretty self-explanatory. Filming Kaya's story on this day was a great coincidence since her story touches on the stigma about HIV/AIDS, and thousands of cyclists wearing red makes such a bold, loud, you-can't-miss-it statement. I thought the out loud backdrop was a nice complement to Kaya's decision to not hide anymore.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV has posted a gallery of riders in red.

PREVIOUS STORIES FROM OUR AIDS/Lifecycle SPECIAL...
Young Man Calls Mom At Rest Stop To Tell Her He's HIV-Positive [tr]
Ride Brings Actor Chad Allen and Father Closer Than Ever [tr]
From Mocking LGBT People to Cycling 545 Miles By Their Side [tr]
After Decades of Stigma, Man Feels Comfortable in Being Open About HIV Status [tr]
AIDS/Lifecycle 10 Ride Opening Ceremonies: Video [tr]

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  1. nice (:

    Posted by: Teyshan | Jun 10, 2011 2:00:17 PM


  2. WHERE ARE ALL THE COMMENTS COMPLIMENTING HER FOR HER BRAVERY???????!!!!!!!! OH I FORGOT........BUT I WILL DO IT..." YOU ARE A VERY BRAVE WOMAN TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE SO OTHER CAN HAVE SOME BENEFIT FROM YOUR SELFLESS-NESS"! BRAVO TO YOU MA'AM..

    Posted by: Shannon | Jun 10, 2011 8:31:59 PM


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  4. thank you ifd and towleroad for these hopeful, compelling stories.

    Posted by: andnowwhat | Jun 11, 2011 2:33:16 AM


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