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16Feb/12Off

A Quarter Century and Counting

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

A quarter of a century is exactly how long ago that I found out that I was HIV positive. I'm really not sure when I contracted the virus, but I do know that I was told in our den by my mom and dad on Saturday [...]

9Feb/12Off

Creating Life with In Vitro Fertilization

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Let's talk babies! More specifically, let's talk about engineered babies who are created through in vitro fertilization (IVF). My wife, Kristine, and I went through a scientific process called IVF to have our two beautiful children. We actually did ICSI (pronounced: ick-see); which stands for [...]

25Jan/12Off

How to Create Your Own Blog

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Several times a week I am asked two questions:

What is a blog?
How can I make my own blog?

So, I thought I would take a break from the deadly serious subject of [...]

22Jan/12Off

My Wife is a Sexy Beast

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

I'm not looking for brownie points ... I'm not in Dutch with the wife (see: Raising Arizona) ... I am just a man, who is absolutely, totally, and madly in love with the most perfect human being that I know.

So ... This blog article is dedicated (and long overdue) to the most magical person in my life. My darling soul mate ... My better half ... Kristine Marie.

My Soul Mate

I don't always notice her hair cut ... I ain't that kind of man... Don’t get me wrong, I am a [...]

1Aug/10Off

Xander Eye Chronicles

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Well, it finally happened. Xander is two and half years old and we had our first real scare and emergency room visit.

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a mighty slip. It started with [...]

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9Apr/09Off

First Journal Entry

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

Figure that my first Journal entry would be about a funeral... What're you gonna do?

Anyway, I saw my friend Rob for the first time in years last night. It was at the wake for his wife, Debbie. Painful. It was great to see Rob, but the circumstances were less than desirable. Along with Rob, I saw [...]

13Feb/09Off

Hello World!

Posted by Vaughn Ripley

HIV Longevity is finally open to the world! It is ironic that my Blog would be created and started on Friday the 13th. Luck has always been on my side...

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