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Vaughn Ripley
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Chain of Life by vfripley, literature

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Glass Heart Stone Will by vfripley, literature

Eye Seek You Seek Me by vfripley, literature

The World is Empty Without You by vfripley, literature

Lost Soul by vfripley, literature

I Object by vfripley, literature

A Violent Soul by vfripley, literature

Chain of Life by vfripley, literature

Brain Tumor by vfripley, literature

Beholders Eye by vfripley, literature

Red by vfripley, literature

Glass Heart Stone Will by vfripley, literature

Eye Seek You Seek Me by vfripley, literature

The World is Empty Without You by vfripley, literature

Lost Soul by vfripley, literature

I Object by vfripley, literature

A Violent Soul by vfripley, literature

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Author of "Survivor: One Man's Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C," Vaughn Ripley has been writing all of his life. Born in Washington D.C. in 1967, and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area, he is a professional database administrator. Born a hemophiliac he has wrestled with Hepatitis C, which he recently beat after enduring a yearlong battle with medicine. He has also fought and continues to fight for more than twenty-three years in a battle with HIV and AIDS. Vaughn is one of the longest living HIV+ people on the planet. He and his wife went through many hardships and tribulations to finally have two children via in vitro fertilization. Vaughn has spent time racing motorcycles on the street and track. He excelled at rock climbing for more than seven years and attempted to climb Mount Rainier. He ran in and completed the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon, raising more than $3,500 for AIDS care giving and research. He is a certified personal trainer and adamantly works out to stay healthy, fit and trim. Along with his adrenaline and fitness related hobbies, Vaughn is also an avid guitarist with a thirst for musical theory. In his spare time Vaughn enjoys writing, playing the guitar, weight lifting, mountain biking, four wheeling, and dabbling in poker. He lives with his wife Kristine, their daughter, Trinity and their son, Xander, in Maryland.

Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Droid or iPod
Shell of choice: KSH
Personal Quote: Chivalry is not just a fancy word with a neat meaning; it’s a way of life.

Blog: hivlongevity.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vaughnripley
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?…
Twitter: www.twitter.com/vripley

Favourite Visual Artist
Vincent van Gogh
Favourite Movies
Pulp Fiction and Matrix
Favourite TV Shows
Dexter, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, BSG, and Burn Notice
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nickelback, Metallica, Rush, and Satch
Favourite Writers
Edgar Allen Poe and Jack Kerouac
Favourite Gaming Platform
Windows (sorry)
Tools of the Trade
pen and paper (and a keyboard)
Other Interests
dude ...
Some of you have already seen this, and several have shared, retweeted, and posted too. For the rest of you ... It is my sincere dream to live in a world without AIDS. Please watch my video (only ~1 minute long) and then share it with your friends, families, and social media avenues. My campaign/mantra is: Help Spread awareness, not HIV! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNOR_ZxjTCY
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Don't laugh, the Fountain of Youth does exist. Check out my latest blog post if you want to live longer: http://hivlongevity.com
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Thanks for the premium membership! I hope we get to hang out soon =)
Aw thank you for the watch!