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Jane Valencia of Bemidji recently was recognized for her work in educating people about HIV/AIDS awareness. Valencia has been HIV positive since 1994. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

A ‘POZ’-itive person: Bemidji woman recognized for her work in HIV/AIDS awareness

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BEMIDJI — A battle against AIDS has led a Bemidji woman down a positive path.

Jane Valencia has been recognized alongside 99 other survivors who have tested HIV positive to the 2013 POZ 100 list. Valencia was nominated by the Indigenous Peoples Task Force for her work with the Community Promise Program.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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