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September 28th, 2012

My Muscles, My Disease: A Snapshot of Drug Addiction

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Getting back in shape is an easy call. Except my mind puts physical fitness on the same crazy train as my drug addiction.

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July 31st, 2012

AIDS2012: The ‘My Fabulous Disease’ Video Collection

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All of the six video blogs produced by “My Fabulous Disease” during AIDS2012 (the international AIDS conference) in Washington, DC, July 21-27, 2012.

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June 8th, 2012

The Crystal Meth Connection of the Gay Porn Killer

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“… the sheer madness of the crimes, and the killer’s insane determination to make it as shocking as possible, was sickeningly familiar to a recovering methamphetamine addict like me.”

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March 15th, 2012

Dealing with Shame can be a Drag

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“We’re born naked… and the rest is drag.” — RuPaulWhen I was nine years old, I took my parents’ album of the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon’s show stopper, […]

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February 23rd, 2012

Grave Hep C News… and oh yeah, the Oscars!

The image in my mind has never left me, even after many years of trying, of applying layers of wallpaper to that corner of my mind. I am in someone’s bedroom — it could have […]

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November 29th, 2011

The Long Road Home from Relapse

Florida highways have lovely rest stops. You would expect that from the Turnpike, where toll booths charge a premium every so often, but the manicured picnic areas continue even as you drive further north and […]

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November 3rd, 2011

Divorce, Stress, HIV… and no jokes.

This is a rather personal blog video, there’s no doubt about that. I’m even a little apprehensive because it doesn’t offer the usual helpful tips or the “entertainment value” of my other videos. But one […]

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October 12th, 2011

Playing the Last Scene of a Marriage

“I’m not in love with you anymore.” He said this at the dinner table as he made the first cut of his steak, a beautiful ribeye he had grilled to perfection. I put down my […]

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October 4th, 2011

Revisiting ‘The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta’

During the first year of producing my blog videos back in early 2009, it occurred to me how much of my health and happiness was the result of having a solid support network. I wanted […]

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September 20th, 2011

The Twilight of the Redhead

According to family lore, my arrival at birth with a full head of orange hair was met with shock and awe. My five older siblings ran the gamut from blond to dark brown, but they […]

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