Florida Congressional Candidate Reveals He's HIV Positive
He's fighting to be first. Bob Poe, a Democrat running for an open U.S. House seat, revealed that he's been living with HIV for 18 years, but is "perfectly healthy" because of early diagnosis and aggressive treatment. The former state party chairman would be the first known HIV-positive person elected to Congress. Poe, 61, decided to reveal his status after he was approached by an HIV-positive woman at a campaign stop. Now he'll have to battle three opponents in the left-leaning district's Aug. 30 primary.