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March 11th, 2014

Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

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There is a classic episode of Oprah from 1987 that can still raise my blood pressure. That year, the tiny town of Williamson, West Virginia, became part of a national discussion about AIDS when Mike […]

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February 25th, 2014

What Donna Summer Still Means to Gay Men

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The music my friends liked when I was a teenager intimidated me. It was the head-banging rock of the early seventies, and it felt alien and unappetizing. Most of all, it just felt… straight, in […]

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February 17th, 2014

The Fog of a Thousand Years

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“Remember when Billy Perry gave you a black eye?” David asked me. He stood on a ladder with a screwdriver in his hand.  I was holding up Mom’s new light fixture while David attached it […]

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January 27th, 2014

The Sound and Fury of the PrEP Debate (and the Facts to Win It)

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“We don’t know the side effects of this drug. It’s too expensive. Insurance won’t cover it. It hasn’t been studied enough. It will encourage slutty behavior. And why the hell don’t people just use condoms?” […]

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January 9th, 2014

HIV Treatment Activist Nelson Vergel Faces Down Cancer

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In the summer of 2013, thousands of subscribers to Nelson Vergel’s “PozHealth” listserv received a startling email from the HIV positive fitness and nutrition expert. “You are probably wondering why I have been so quiet […]

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December 30th, 2013

The Top Ten ‘Fabulous’ Posts of 2013

Mark King

The year 2013 was a game changer for My Fabulous Disease, and I want to thank you for your clicks, comments, and shares.  I have more confidence as an advocate and a writer, thanks to […]

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December 20th, 2013

The My Fabulous Disease Holiday Spectacular!

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What says Holiday Spirit more than Mom’s cookies, Santa, and candid interviews about loving a family member with HIV?

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November 28th, 2013

Once, When We Were Heroes

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My most courageous self, the best man that I’ll ever be, lived more than two decades ago during the first years of a horrific plague.

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November 21st, 2013

Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men with Our AIDS Tragedy

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To view young gay men and say, “if only you saw all the AIDS deaths I saw…” disturbs me on all sorts of levels, and it says far more about us than it does about them.

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November 12th, 2013

Aboard The 2013 HIV Cruise Retreat!

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The 10th Anniversary cruise next year will sail on the #1-ranked Celebrity Cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico!

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