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February 23rd, 2015

The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat

Timothy Crop

The annual HIV Cruise Retreat, commonly referred to as “The Poz Cruise,” will set sail this November 8-15 aboard the Ruby Princess, departing Los Angeles and cruising the Mexican Riviera cities of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta […]

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February 17th, 2015

Probing My Anal Phobia

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My fear of all things anal began when I was an early teen. My older brother David took great delight in bursting into our bathroom to startle me, especially if I was on the john. […]

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January 28th, 2015

Sean Strub and the Legacy of AIDS

Sean Strub

Before my interview with activist Sean Strub, author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, let me share a revealing story. It was late 2011 and my life was in shambles. […]

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January 23rd, 2015

About That GLAAD Media Award Nomination

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  For twenty-five years I have been writing about living openly as a gay man living with HIV. Along the way I have spilled secrets, opened up about sex and relationships, highlighted the work of […]

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December 12th, 2014

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

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(I can’t resist posting this each Holiday Season. The video below is my very favorite, of the more than 60 I have produced over the years. Enjoy!) My mother’s home here in Shreveport, Louisiana, was […]

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November 28th, 2014

Once, When We Were Heroes

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My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous drink in his hands and begged his dying lover not to swallow […]

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October 16th, 2014

Carlton’s risky denial of hustlers, sex, and HIV.

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My friend Carlton is a chain smoker, even if all his cigarettes are imaginary. His standard pose consists of one hand resting on his hip — elbow jutting out as if in the midst of […]

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July 29th, 2014

AIDS2014: The Complete Video Blog Collection

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The AIDS2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, proved to be as colorful and exhausting as I had anticipated. There was no lack of images in the gorgeous city to share in my daily video […]

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May 22nd, 2014

The Battle for the Soul of AIDS

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While growing up gay in Bossier City, Lousiana, I would get saved at the drop of a hat. I loved the pageantry of church youth revivals, the thrill of coming forward to give my life […]

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April 23rd, 2014

NEGATIVE: HIV Negative Gay Men Speaking for Themselves

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“Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.” That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short […]

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