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11 22, 2022

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2022-11-22T07:26:19-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Richard King and Emil Matzner, 1982 (I will never explain the early days of AIDS better then this, so I post this essay to commemorate World AIDS Day every year.) My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous [...]

10 12, 2022

Five Takeaways from the 2022 U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)

By |2022-10-12T15:44:08-04:00October 12th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Some of the ferocious women of USCHA; Rick Guasco hugs it out with Ace Robinson; Tik Tok personality Brian Thomas; a Puerto Rican performer. After scrapping the in-person USCHA conference for two years due to COVID, and efforts to locate the event in San Juan, Puerto Rico being threatened by two hurricanes – [...]

10 6, 2022

WATCH: An HIV+ Man Confronts his Criminalization Accuser!

By |2022-10-06T12:00:45-04:00October 6th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Among the many resources available to those who access the new (and entirely free) HIV Justice Academy, an online resource for those interested in addressing HIV criminalization, is a new edit of a video created ten years ago. At the time, Sean Strub was in the early process of founding what would become SERO Project, [...]

10 5, 2022

A Free Online ‘HIV Criminalization Academy’ has Launched. We Need It.

By |2022-10-05T12:05:13-04:00October 5th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

“There is no greater form of stigma than when it is written into our laws.” SERO Project founder Sean Strub made that notable remark years ago, in regard to what he considers one of the great moral issues of our time: the prosecution of people living with HIV for no other reason than the fact [...]

09 14, 2022

A Chat with New Reunion Project Director Jeff Berry

By |2022-09-15T09:09:30-04:00September 14th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jeff Berry, newly named director of The Reunion Project The Reunion Project has always held a special place in my aging heart, probably because the national network of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors addresses the very issues relevant to people like me, namely, what the hell will happen to us as we age, and where [...]

08 31, 2022

The Thing about Being Naked with Damon Jacobs

By |2022-08-31T10:30:16-04:00August 31st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, Monkeypox, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mark S. King and Damon L. Jacobs Damon Jacobs is moving around his hotel room, setting up a tripod and attaching his camera, all the while chatting away enthusiastically about nothing in particular. His sunny attitude is disarming given the circumstances, and maybe that’s the point, because I’m standing butt naked a few [...]

08 29, 2022

What is Driving the Latest Monkeypox Messaging Battle?

By |2022-08-29T07:43:38-04:00August 29th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Monkeypox, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The first AIDS joke I ever heard in the early 1980s, back when the threat seemed remote and I was young and insensitive enough to laugh at misfortune, was about who got AIDS. At the time, it was a disease that primarily affected gay men, intravenous drug users, and Haitians. The hardest thing about having [...]

08 13, 2022

Georgia’s DeKalb County Does Monkeypox Vax Exactly Right

By |2022-08-13T11:38:02-04:00August 13th, 2022|Gay Life, Monkeypox, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

DeKalb County HIV/STD Prevention Specialist Noreen Mirza The big picture view of monkeypox in this country has been fraught with heated debate, acrimony, homophobia, and anxious uncertainty about vaccine strategy and distribution. And that's just on social media. What a breath of fresh air, then, to witness a ground-level view of public health [...]

08 11, 2022

CDC’s Daskalakis on Monkeypox, Stigma, and being ‘the Gay in the Room’

By |2022-08-11T20:23:27-04:00August 11th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis (2019 photo by Benjamin Ryan) Dr. Demetre Daskalakis has had a swift, visible ascent at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which snatched him away from a successful tenure at New York City's Department of Health after he created the progressive "HIV Status Neutral" program. His very direct, [...]

08 8, 2022

Two HIV/AIDS Survivors Discuss Life, Death, and Leaving HIV Activism

By |2022-08-08T19:43:52-04:00August 8th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Tez Anderson and Mark S. King (photo: Derrick Mapp) Tez Anderson is a truth-bomb talking poster boy of long-term HIV survival. As one of the founders of the Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survival Syndrome) program, he advocates ferociously for the needs and visibility of aging people living with HIV. Tez and I both [...]

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