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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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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 19th, 2014

Designing and Disclosing on Project Runway

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If you’re considering how to best disclose your HIV positive status to everyone you know, here’s one suggestion: learn to sew. Television’s long-running reality hit Project Runway could be holding a spot just for you. […]

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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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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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October 22nd, 2013

The Beautiful Sadness of “Dallas Buyers Club”

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No one is healed and no one fully conquers their demons. The fact that the filmmakers make you root for them is a testament to a vexing main character you grow to love and admire.

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