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Thursday, May 04, 2006


I missed posting an entry yesterday, I didn't have time. Here's why: As I was leaving a coffee shop, I noticed a piece of paper on a community bulletin board that they have there. It was for a research project. The Department of Health is conducting a project on how to stop the spread of AIDS between men. It pays $35. You go in and take a survey. Afterward's, they place you in a group and study how men interact with one another. They also gave me an HIV test. The results came back negative within a 20 minute period. So, every week, for the next six weeks, I will be participating in this survey and recieving $35. This morning, I met an interesting fellow who openly told me he was infected with the virus. He sympathized with my situation. We talked for half an hour. He lives in a building in West Hollywood designed especially for the infected population. He wasn't too stable though, you could kind of tell he was angry in general. Well, so am I, sometimes. I know this situation will subside, so I remind myself. You do notice things other people don't see, though. It's like looking through a magnifying glass. Well, it's Thursday, which means I get paid tommorrow and will be in a hotel room, resting, recuperating, pondering, etc.