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July 29th, 2014

AIDS2014: The Complete Video Blog Collection

Theo-Mark

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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July 14th, 2014

Going Down Under for AIDS2014!

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(NOTE: My AIDS2014 coverage is exclusive to TheBody.com this year and you can find my daily videos on their main page beginning this Sunday, July 20th.) Are you ready for a theater piece about HIV […]

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June 11th, 2014

VIDEO: The Powerful “HIV is Not a Crime” Conference

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The most powerful speaker at the recent “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was a man named Kerry Thomas. He held the crowd of more than 150 advocates spellbound for a full twenty minutes. And […]

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May 28th, 2014

Ten Things HIV Positive Guys Want Negative Guys to Know

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When Donald Sterling dissed Magic Johnson for being promiscuous and unworthy, it was nothing new for people living with HIV. They’ve heard it all over the years. A lot of those misconceptions persist today, even […]

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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

AJ Grab

“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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April 2nd, 2014

When People with HIV Became Suicide Bombers

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Maybe we should blame the criminal prosecutions of people with HIV on the mythical legend of Gaetan Dugas, also known by his slanderous nickname, Patient Zero. Dugas was a gay flight attendant from Canada who, […]

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March 24th, 2014

Lessons Learned from Kissing a Straight Boy

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Last night I kissed a straight guy full on the lips. Then he tenderly put his arms around me and kissed me back. Tonight I’m going to do it again. It sounds like conquest. Or […]

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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 28th, 2014

Our Problem with Being ‘CURED’ of HIV

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In the late 1980′s, I let this odd, fussy man into my office at LA Shanti, my first AIDS agency job. He seemed earnest and harmless and he just wanted a few minutes of my […]

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