October #117 : Quick Draw - by David Thorpe

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Immuno's Defense

Quick Draw

The Common Touch

Seeking for the Perfect Pill

Three’s the Charm With One-A-Day

No Cure, But A Better Liver

Striking Gold

Doctor’s Diary - October 2005

Home Work

Daring to Diet

Do and Don’t-Do Diets

Flu-Shot Time


In Sickness and In Health

Buzz Off

A Little off the Top

Buddy Up

Who Will Save Them Next?

Pulse - October 2005

Wait-Lifting Stretches

Charlize in Charge

Miss Congeniality 3:HIV

Rap Sheet

Mentors - October 2005

Sex Toys R Us

Trying Trials


Editor's Letter - October 2005

Mailbox - October 2005

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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October 2005

Quick Draw

by David Thorpe

HIVer Darren Davis reveals his latest comic book, Victoria's Secret Service-and a studly HIV positive character in the works

Darren Davis

Chula Vista, CA
Comic-book creator

You've become so Hollywood-Kelsey Grammer's company optioned your Legend of Isis, reputedly for a big star.

Another company also optioned my new comic, Victoria's Secret Service. I used to want to be a Hollywood mogul-I love the business stuff.

What's Victoria's Secret Service all about?

[The idea is that] in the 1800s, four handmaidens saved Queen Victoria's life, so she formed this secret service to protect the royals-and the organization still exists.

What does Zak Raven, the HIV positive hero of your future series Lost Raven do?

He fights monsters! Zak is a lawyer who finds out he's positive-I think we're going with blood transfusion-and quits his job the next day. He sails the Seven Seas and gets shipwrecked on a government-run island where they're doing DNA testing. During the day, he fights these monsters-

Symbolic of HIV?

Not at all! But at night he writes in his journal, reflecting on being positive and, like, what are the chances of him dating and things like that. He's straight, but the dating part is based on my experience. Dating and being HIV positive sucks.

Are you single?

I've been with my [HIV] negative boyfriend for two and a half years. We met at a bar, and I told him right then and there I was positive.

Why do you think movies starring comic-book characters are so popular today?

With the war and everything, people want to have heroes.

Is being openly positive like being a superhero?

Well, I feel like a role model. When I was diagnosed in 1999, I was like, "Oh my God, what the hell's going to happen now?" I was even fired once for having HIV. So I've achieved a lot.

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