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What is... happiness, anyway?
I love the magic in numbers. Last night, on the eve of my 44th birthday, I realized this particular number holds special meaning.
Last year, my partner Gwenn recorded herself taking an at-home HIV test to show how easy it is. I’m HIV positive and she’s HIV negative, FYI
From being a kid with no real treatment options to being a 43-year having to switch meds because of high cholesterol.
On long-term survival, connecting to the kid in me and why I think Stranger Things is TOTALLY and obviously about HIV.
I’m going to be singing some of the greatest tunes of the 80s and shaking my ass. But the deep sense of loss can’t be ignored. And won’t be.
As a teen I didn’t want to go to the doctor for HIV because, unlike hemophilia, there were no short-term fixes to be had at the time.
After I decided to open up about my HIV status my doctor sent my some issues of POZ Magazine. And I didn’t feel alone on my new journey.
Regardless of our viral loads, let’s make sure we all stand together and that stigma lost for some isn’t just stigma transferred to others...
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.
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