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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.
Life with hemophilia hasn’t always been easy, and the rare bleeding disorder was a gateway condition to HIV and hepatitis.
Plus, advocates in Canada want health officials there to also allow more gay and bi men to donate blood.
As someone diagnosed with HIV as a child who is now midway through his 40s, the tell-tale signs of aging are beginning to appear.
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.
How being a rare helped me care.
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.
Mike Dewine saw the threat posed by coronavirus and acted fast. His history with HIV shows why.
A teenager when he died in 1990, White had become a world-famous AIDS activist.
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.
The patient advocacy coalition I Am Essential sent a letter to the HHS spelling out why the plan is dangerous.
When POZ blogger Shawn Decker posted his thoughts about the Kylie controversy, he earned a whole lot of likes—while educating about HIV.
A day (or a week and some change) in the life of a positoid living with hemophilia.
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