Written by Mark Baker in the Register Guard on World AIDS Day – December 1, 2014
“It defies all odds,” he says of his survival thus far. “I’m well aware of that. It does not escape my thoughts. And I’m grateful.”
“I think a lot of it is attitude and a relatively healthy lifestyle,” says [Reitz], whose face is clearly worn – what he calls “the look” that AIDS patients get – by the ravages of the disease.
“It gives me something to do, and it’s a way to keep the mind focused on something else,” he says. “It’s good. It’s like you’ve accomplished something.”
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In February, HIV Alliance received a letter from Cynthia Rider, Executive Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, awarding the agency $20,000 for its “vitally important work.” The Daedalus Project of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been empowering people living with HIV/AIDS for 28 years. The funding will provide critical support to HIV Alliance’s HIV and Hepatitis C prevention programs in southern Oregon.
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