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When I got sick a few short weeks after my vaccination kicked in, I thought it was a random cold. Now I’m pretty sure it wasn’t just a cold.
The scroll of anti-vaxtivists dying from COVID-19 is getting longer. If you’re HIV positive and feel like you’ve seen this before, you have.
Not a churchgoer? Me either. So what does National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day mean to me? Well, lemme tell ya!
Miley Cyrus adds her name to the growing list of people who are offering DaBaby a unique chance to be an ally to the HIV/AIDS community.
I love the Olympics. And I love seeing people with HIV living their best lives in between badminton and canoeing competitions.
I had the privilege of speaking to the good folks at the International AIDS Society about HIV in the 1990s. Check out the podcast!
When I came across the vile comments made by DaBaby at one of his concerts, it lead me to a perfect chaser. Thanks, Bfb Da Packman.
A picture from around the time of my first post-diagnosis birthday- my 12th- was sent to me by a friend. Made me even more thankful for 46.
My longest stretch of good health ended abruptly. Even though I am vax’d, I took an over-the-counter COVID-19 test to make sure I was ok.
Three months after being vax’d, my partner and I took to the roads for a travel adventure for the first time since COVID-19 hit.
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.
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