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November 28th, 2013

Once, When We Were Heroes


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!


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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September 16th, 2013

The Inspiring Advocates of the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS

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At the recent 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, the word “stigma” wafted through the event, in workshops and throughout the exhibit hall, like an annoying new pop song you couldn’t stop humming.

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September 3rd, 2013

The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta III

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These guys must be getting the hang of this, because we discussed and revealed things like never before. From crystal meth addiction to our mothers, nothing was off limits.

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June 24th, 2013

A Cure for AIDS: The HIV Advocates Turning Hope into Action


One can easily connect the dots between the activists shown in the Oscar nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague” and these treatment advocates trying to take HIV research across the finish line.

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June 20th, 2013

The Trouble with Praising HIV Negative Gay Men


Hooray, HIV negative gay men! Let’s show some love for our negative brothers, who’s with me?

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June 6th, 2013

How ‘The Denver Principles’ Changed HIV/AIDS — and Healthcare — Forever

Mark King

“We condemn attempts to label us as ‘victims,’ which implies defeat, and we are only occasionally ‘patients,’ which implies passivity, helplessness, and dependence upon the care of others. We are ‘people with AIDS.’”

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May 29th, 2013

The Fabulous Wizard of POZ

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Negotiations between myself and POZ Magazine were heated, I will admit. First they claimed Leibovitz was busy and Scavullo was dead, and then they rejected my request for body painting at the studio to sculpt my abs. Oh, and I had to wear a shirt.

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