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Contributing Writer, POZ
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.
Georgia Arnold is the executive director of MTV Staying Alive, and she is the epitome of a rockstar.
On March 26, 1987, I tested positive for HIV at age 11. My thoughts on the journey and where we are all now with coronavirus concerns.
Mike Dewine saw the threat posed by coronavirus and acted fast. His history with HIV shows why.
Reagan was vicious in his silent treatment of the HIV epidemic, but Trump’s lips and zipper have the same problem: he can’t keep either shut
It’s hard to paint a rosy picture of having been born with a rare disease when I’ve been feeling like shit for three weeks... but I’ll try!
I’ve been living with the virus/stigma for well over three decades now. The media isn’t helping by allowing Trump’s name to bring AIDS down.
“No Words” by Synthetic Division. Visuals courtesy of The AIDS Memorial on Instagram. A touching tribute to the loved ones we have lost.
The walking punchline, Don Trump Junior—who is indistinguishable from SNL’s parody portrayal—has chimed in on sex where HIV is concerned.
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