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Rayford Kytle, 65, from DC, has been living with HIV for more than 30 years and is attending the XIX (19th) International AIDS Conference to "find out what the latest developments are in AIDs prevention, research and care are and how I can help with the epidemic," at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday July 25, 2012. Kytle has depression, a side effect of an early type of anti-HIV medicine as well as something called facial wasting, and requires injections once every 18 months so his face doesnt look "like a walking skull." The injections cost $1,500 each. Kytle is lucky enough to have private insurance that covers it, but other men in his support group are not so lucky.
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