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Born with hemophilia. Diagnosed with hepatitis B at age 6. HIV at age 11. Hep C at age 18. I am the embodiment of a pre-existing condition.
David Russell, who is the same age as Matthew Shepard would have been, shares his thoughts on Shepard’s death, HIV and discrimination.
In the SNL season opener, Weekend Update and Michael Che decided to end an assessment of the Brett Kavanaugh saga by harshly judging HIV.
Back to school for students- and educators alike. I’m making a push to speak about HIV and sexual health this fall... will anyone care?
A summer filled with medical drama, some surprises and some inspiration to keep educating.
Some get worried about getting tested for HIV in their hometown. If you are one of those people, consider testing while traveling.
A genie offered me 11 million impressions on a tweet... but only if I’d lose 5 pints of blood in my stool. Why I accepted the challenge.
My partner of two decades gets tested for HIV. Everyone should know their status and how HIV is and isn’t transmitted.
Most people are afraid of a positive test result. With access to quality care, a long and healthy future with HIV is possible.
Living in north Texas, under the age of 30, and have a great idea on how to prevent the spread of HIV? Then apply for this grant!
My partner is HIV negative. I’m HIV positive. We feel like it is very important for everyone to know their status.
A day (or a week and some change) in the life of a positoid living with hemophilia.
Guest blog entry by Vaughn Ripley, one of my “blood brothers” in the hemophilia community. We all lost a friend in Barry Haarde this month
Merce tackles the many issues surrounding living with HIV with humor and grace. The song, Your Cure, epitomizes the heart of the series.
Kenneth Cole’s recent dealings with AmfAR make it clear that the time for change is now.
Left Charlottesville to have a relaxing weekend in Las Vegas. Was up the Strip from the Mandalay Bay when the news hit.
My hometown made the national news last weekend. Here’s what this town means to me.
On June 30, 1985, a school official refused Ryan White’s admittance into Middle School. The way Ryan responded changed the world.
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