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I’m a gay Black man who used to enjoy the June festivities. But guess what, my Pride is not a Christmas tree.
A recent diagnosis of high blood pressure shows how important it is to know your family’s health history.
The actor owes an apology to a lot of people—including me, a gay Black man.
Advice from someone with HIV who’s been in a serodiscordant relationship for 21 years
A lesson that adherence to HIV medication is a reality, even for long-term survivors
Having a conversation with my doctor about race and racism showed his ability to factor both into my entire care.
With the recent conversation on sexual abuse, an awareness of why I didn’t disclose my own abuse as a child.
In this racially charged environment, how does one find value in managing HIV care?
How a search for sexual meaning helped me find my true self.
How I learned to escape the shadow of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I look back on the first person to hear me say, “I have HIV.”
As I prepared for my one-man show, it led me to unveil who I was as a gay black man.
If my truth pushes people away, it’ll simply give me more room to twirl!
Five reasons I no longer recognize World AIDS Day.
My fear of the dentist was setting me up for a future of teeth loss.
Finding humor can help you live with HIV.
Or at least, the mistakes I made when I first learned of my status. But I bet many of you will relate.
When someone asks if I’ve gained weight, it brings old issues of body image disorder back into my life.
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