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Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the US, there have been an estimated 700,000+ deaths. A little over a year into COVID? 600,000.
Vice’s ’HIV: The Neglected Pandemic’ took a look back at 40 years of HIV. And the two-hour long special failed to mention hemophilia once.
After my treatment interruption I’m... undetectable, in every way. Untransmittable, that’s how I’ll stay (hopefully!).
When COVID hit, I wanted to use my music as a way to entertain people who were stuck inside. After George Floyd’s death, priorities shifted.
I’ve been taking my HIV meds for four days, then going off of them for three days. Monday’s labs will shed some light on how this is going.
Let’s Stop HIV Together is looking for participants for their next HIV awareness campaign. And you might be just who they need!
O’Connell’s massive impact on the world may never fully be known. But it sure as hell deserves our deepest appreciation.
A recent study shows the potential effectiveness of structured treatment interruptions. I did that for a decade. I might give it another go.
It’s World Hemophilia Day! And I am sharing a couple of my most fantastic bleeding episodes of all-time. Enjoy!
April 8th marks Ryan White’s passing. I look back at a column I wrote 7 years after he died, unaware of how he would soon change my life.
I’d been worried about my parents getting vax’d, because I know they have reservations about medicine. Likely because of my experiences.
I’ve been fortunate in my life. From the earliest bleeds of hemophilia to the myriad of HIV challenges, doctors have always had my back.
I understand the science behind my recent COVID-19 vaccination. But, subconsciously, I’m feeling safer than I probably should right now.
I got the COVID-19 vax this week. And I’ve never been happier to have a low-grade fever in my life!
My thoughts on the sudden opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, and why I’m doing it.
Life with hemophilia hasn’t always been easy, and the rare bleeding disorder was a gateway condition to HIV and hepatitis.
In 1990, Rush Limbaugh had a segment on his radio show called “The AIDS Update,” where he mocked the dying and the dead.
The condom has been my friend and, at times, guide on this journey called life. That’s why, today, I wrap my head around it for a change.
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