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Prevention and Policy

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 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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September 29th, 2013

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive


I had to create a video in my own peculiar way — something that demonstrates the sense of humor that has served me well over the course of 30 years living with HIV.

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September 24th, 2013

The Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?


The film is either a transgressive act of eroticism, or an act that demonstrates how to become infected with HIV. Or perhaps both.

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September 16th, 2013

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

Mondo Grab

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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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 24th, 2013

The New National Voice of People with HIV is…

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At a recent town hall forum in Washington, DC for people living with HIV, the very idea of what it means to be positive — and who is our national voice of advocacy — was […]

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March 24th, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the Video Series “A Day in the Life”

Robert Still

I was knocked out by these people and their daily courage and fortitude. I really want to thank this group for taking me into their homes and lives and allowing me to share their stories with you.

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