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HIVictorious, Inc. strives to prevent the spread 
of HIV/AIDS throughout the United States through 
education, advocacy, and community mobilization.

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Youth HIV/AIDS educator Bob Bowers also known as "Da Pirate," is a 39-year thriving survivor of HIV/AIDS. To broaden his message of  prevention through education, survival, hope and compassion, he founded HIVictorious, Inc., which was based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a powerful and motivating speaker that reaches out to a large array of diverse audiences. He is a tireless and passionate advocate helping to shape HIV/AIDS policy. He is also active in fund-raising events, camps for youth affected or infected by HIV, guest-speaking engagements at colleges, jails, community organizations, and high schools and middle schools. Mr. Bowers is truly dedicated to making a lasting difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as addressing AIDS stigma and other social issues. 

Hey Bob,

Thank you so much for coming to our College. Everyone that I have spoken  with has had nothing but positive things to say about your talk. You really touched a lot of people. Students liked the fact that you applied your idea  of "compassion" to a much broader view of the world. I'm so happy that you decided to come speak even though you were not feeling well. You put a human face to AIDS/HIV...you were candid, you were real, you were appealing...and the students could relate with you. So often, it seems, AIDS/HIV is masked with clinical jargon and the people are forgotten. Your efforts continuously help break this misconception. Thank you. The day after you spoke we were very busy with the free std testing. Literally hundreds of people showed up to be tested. I would like to think that your talk helped convince people to show up and not be ashamed or embarrassed. All in all, the week was a fantastic success. We are working on some education literature for this coming week that will recap on the week before. This way we can really send home the message on awareness. I would not be surprised if students next year contact you to have you come back and speak again.

Keep on fighting and I wish you the best...as does Beloit College.

Sincerely,
Philip Mangis-Beloit College

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Hi Bob--

Thanks once again for coming back to talk with our medical students!  It was heartwarming to hear the Camp Heartland stories, and I'm hopeful that you have inspired some of our students to consider volunteering for this amazing organization! Your commitment to education, improving awareness, and addressing the broader social, political and policy issues surrounding HIV/AIDS is beyond admirable. We are all very fortunate that you have chosen to spend your time and energies doing this important work.

I look forward to seeing you soon,
Love,
Sharon


Hi Bob--

Thanks once again for coming back to talk with our medical students!  It was heartwarming to hear the Camp Heartland stories, and I'm hopeful that you have inspired some of our students to consider volunteering for this amazing organization! Your commitment to education, improving awareness, and addressing the broader social, political and policy issues surrounding HIV/AIDS is beyond admirable. We are all very fortunate that you have chosen to spend your time and energies doing this important work.

I look forward to seeing you soon,
Love,
Sharon

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