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June 29th, 2015

Five Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now

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Sometimes it’s helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are […]

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June 1st, 2015

The Visual AIDS Web Gallery “Proud to be Positive”

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June is Pride Month in the LGBT community, and I was honored to be asked by Visual AIDS to curate a “web gallery” on the topic. Immediately, I considered a question that I had once posed […]

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May 25th, 2015

The Odds of Love

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This post will never be as romantic as I would like it to be. And it could never be as romantic as the truth. On the evening of July 22, 2012, Michael Mitchell went to […]

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May 9th, 2015

What It Feels Like for a Mom

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“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” — Norman Bates, Psycho I was standing at the ticket counter of the movie theater and couldn’t believe my ears. They were telling me that Theater of Blood, […]

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April 20th, 2015

IT’S NOT OVER: Signorile Rejects “Victory Blindness”

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On October 1, 1991, I joined furious LGBT protestors who took to the streets of West Hollywood, California. The newly elected Governor Pete Wilson, who had met with advocates during his campaign and assured them […]

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April 15th, 2015

Spilling My Guts at the ACT UP NYC Long-Term Survivors Forum

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ACT UP has always intimidated me. In the 1980’s, while working at LA Shanti to provide emotional support to those dying of AIDS, I doubted my activist cred while watching the dramatic, inspiring actions of […]

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March 28th, 2015

The Video Series: The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta

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Why Andy Cohen isn’t badgering me with phone calls to bring this series to Bravo, I’ll never know. At any rate, you will find all three videos of the series below. During the first year […]

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March 20th, 2015

The Night Miss America Met the Biggest Star in the World

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It wasn’t easy keeping my composure when I interviewed for my first job for an AIDS agency in 1987. Sitting across from me was Daniel P. Warner, the founder of the first AIDS organization in […]

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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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