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James “Bo” Reitz’s Map Quest

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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