Download PDF here: Vision for Our Future LTS Declaration With courage and compassion long-term survivors of HIV strive not only to survive but also to thrive into full, meaningful, productive, independent and connected lives, free from stigma, ageism and discrimination regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socioeconomic circumstance. We are long-term survivors […]
By Andrew Bowen Half of those living with HIV in the US will be over 50 by 2015. Many long-term survivors never expected to live so long and are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Andrew Bowen reports from San Francisco. Tez Anderson smiles as he greets a small group of friends at Church Street […]
The year just past was an amazing year. Here is one of the pieces written about Let’s Kick ASS and me. Staying Alive was published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian on 3/4/2014. It written by By Kate Conger. By all accounts, Tez Anderson shouldn’t be alive today. When he contracted HIV in 1981, doctors gave […]
Maisonneuve Magazine LIFE SENTENCE By Nicholas Cameron TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, Tez Anderson left his apartment in the Castro, walked four blocks to a local clinic and was told he had HIV. “Going up the hill back home, I remember how vivid the colour of the sky was, how bright the sun was, how green the fennel on […]
From a recent issue of POZ September 2014 Let’s Kick ASS by Casey Halter Tez Anderson Tez Anderson, a 55-year-old San Franciscan living with HIV since at least 1983, has been an AIDS activist for decades, including rallying in ACT UP Golden Gate in the 1990s. But five years ago, he had a mental breakdown. […]
This site doesn’t get much love. I’ve been so busy. Speaking before a California State Assembly hearing on GBT Aging and speaking at the White House Listening Session at the Hastings Law School. Stay tuned I’m going the updating this site soon. Cheers Tez
Called LetsKickASS.org and people noticed. Here is a piece in Instinct Magazine: Its mission—To build a community for long-term survivors. Anderson says that it’s healing for people to come together and share their stories. “We are living in a future we never could’ve imagined,” he says. “I’m trying to help people imagine it.” http://instinctmagazine.com/article/bottom SF […]
I’m the one on the left. The sexy one is my husband Mark.