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No Stranger to Salvage I had to write to tell Nelson Vergel to keep fighting ['Survivor,' August]. I wish him good health and good luck. I too have been diagnosed with AIDS with similar treatment challenges. What else is there to say but 'Never ever give in or give up.' John K. Johnson Indianapolis Has to Share This Is it possible to access a Web page that contains the article on Nelson Vergel? I know several people who want to read the article and check out your magazine. Tom Battipaglia via e-mail [The editors reply: You can find the link to the article on Nelson Vergel on our site ( under the issue archive link. Every issue has been archived with its full set of articles under this link.]For the Love of LeRoy LeRoy Whitfield's article 'Of Johnsons and Joneses' is excellent [Native Tongue, August]. LeRoy is an outstanding journalist. Kudos to your magazine for showcasing his talent. It impacts the masses! Lacrista Myles Atlanta Power in the Written Word LeRoy, I just read your article in HIV Plus, and it was great! Curtis Lipscomb Office manager, AIDS Partnership Michigan Detroit Knows the Feeling LeRoy Whitfield's fatigue piece correlates with how I feel daily. My kids were here for the summer, and after spending time with them and with the heat here in Miami Beach as well as my son's untimely sickness and subsequent time in the hospital, I was wiped out for days. I get up exhausted. Go to bed exhausted. Drag all day. And their energy level peaks after 9 p.m., when I am dead tired. It is a bitch. Paul Rhoden via e-mail Making the Human Connection Mr. Whitfield, I just want to tell you how much I anticipate reading your Native Tongue column in each issue. I have worried about you and prayed for you in following your account of your journey. Your honesty and humanity are so necessary in order for others to continue to focus on the human face of AIDS in the pandemic. Lucinda Bolinger via e-mail Research for Research I enjoyed Dan Bowers's article on crystal meth and HIV infection in the August 2005 issue [Clinic]. These are very important issues, and I'm comforted to know he is out there studying and reporting it. I would like to share with you a recent article I wrote about sex, drugs, and HIV within the circuit party context. Amin Ghaziani via e-mail Loves Every Page Thank you for all the information in your fabulous magazine. I enjoy it cover to cover. It was given to me by one of my patients, and I am now on your mailing list. I'm most grateful, since I am a physician assistant working at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where I lead HIV education classes. I am planning on retiring in two years and would like to continue as a health educator for HIV clients part-time. I hope to have a subscription to HIV Plus then too. Roberta J. Hunt Via e-mail
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