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March 9, 2010
Paul Serchia, 52, a writer, editor, and marketing and design consultant who chronicled his battle against cancer and HIV on his blog, “Thinking Positive: a Blog about Cancer and AIDS,” died March 1 at a convalescent home in Los Angeles.
Serchia, HIV-positive since 1991, was diagnosed with cancer in January 2009. His partner, Bill Coady, died of AIDS in 1991.
A New York native, Serchia received a bachelor's in journalism from Pepperdine University in 1980. He worked as an editor and editorial cartoonist at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle before becoming publications manager at AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Since 2005 he had worked at the Saba Free Clinic as a communications associate.
Serchia was active in AIDS awareness campaigns and was an avid member of the Positive Pedalers, a group of HIV-positive cyclists who take part in a San Francisco-to-L.A. ride that raises awareness and funds for the fight against the disease.
-- times staff and wire reports
© 2010 The Los Angeles Times
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