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Contributing Writer, POZ
I had one decade without HIV. At 45, it’s so far removed from my daily life that it would seem strange to be living without it.
I have a sense of doom about the inevitability of massive COVID-19 transmission and the subsequent deaths during the holidays.
My most recent labs revealed a record high CD4 count. Could isolation due to COVID-19 concerns be the culprit?
Schools around the country are bringing students back to campus despite Covid-19 concerns. In Charlottesville, it’s not going over well.
“AIDS is God’s punishment for being gay”. A mantra that began in a church. So how do people with HIV reconcile this with their own beliefs?
I’ve been good about laying low during this pandemic. One thing I didn’t anticipate? Forgetting to take my HIV meds.
It’s been 30 years since the Ryan White CARE Act was signed into law, the result of bi-partisan support. Could that have even happened now?
The one thing COVID-19 has taught anyone with HIV is painfully clear: we never really mattered much, now did we?
Some thoughts on being a Long-Term Survivor during another pandemic.
HIV was the menace. The silent killer. Then Larry Kramer came around and gave HIV something to be afraid about.
With an important milestone quickly approaching, I was at a loss at to which song I wanted to commemorate the occasion with... then...
Kindness from nurses changed my attitude about hospitals when I was a kid, which came in handy when HIV entered my life.
Though I’m a casual Star Wars fan at best, May the 4th inspired me to think of a few of the true heroes in my life.
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation educates about HIV using style and grace. It’s no surprise they are taking the same approach to Covid-19.
How being a rare helped me care.
One unexpected result of this coronavirus drama? I haven’t felt this creative in years. My journey to space and space bars.
Ryan White won over even the most homophobic of conservatives in the 1980s while advocating for equality for the treatment of all with HIV.
I contracted HIV in the 80s via tainted blood. I don’t blame gay men. I don’t blame homeless people or prisoners who donated blood, either.
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