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Healthcare reform may have unintended consequences for HIV/AIDS patients

Loren Jones was diagnosed with HIV 28 years ago. A relatively low viral load meant that for a long time, Jones, a 59-year-old African American woman, didn’t feel sick at all. “I ignored it completely,” she says of the first few years of her illness. “I was the kind of person who had always been very healthy. I don’t catch cold very much, even now. I basically tried to pretend it wasn’t there.”