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February 7th, 2017

Bruce Richman is Totally Hot and Other HIV Activism Truths

My friend Charles Sanchez is the creator of the musical web series Merce, about an HIV positive New Yorker. But enough about him. Charles and I constantly argue about which one of us has spoken […]

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January 10th, 2017

Fighting Trump: HIV Advocates to Watch in 2017

Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled congress are a threat to everything HIV advocates have been fighting for during the last thirty years, and that includes access to healthcare, HIV prevention programs like PrEP, and […]

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December 29th, 2016

Activists Maintain Pressure After Chase Brexton CEO Resigns

Here’s some news that might make our transition into the new year a little more satisfying. Richard Larison, the embattled chief executive officer of Chase Brexton, Baltimore’s largest provider of health care to the city’s […]

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December 22nd, 2016

Adam Saleh: Exposing Racism for Fun and Profit

The video is dramatic and infuriating. A young Arab man is seen speaking frantically to the camera as he is being asked to leave a plane. In the video, he explains he was simply talking […]

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December 15th, 2016

Five Reasons ‘HIV Undetectable’ Must Equal ‘Untransmittable’

Image detail from AIDES France Révélation campaign about being undetectable.   “We are not dirty, we are not a threat, and we are not disease vectors. In fact, we are the solution. People living with HIV […]

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December 8th, 2016

New Short Film Unmasks Fear Behind HIV Criminalization

The making of the new short documentary, HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination, began in exactly the right place: with people living with HIV themselves, and their personal stories of being prosecuted because of their […]

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November 28th, 2016

The Compassionate Truce of Tim Murphy’s Novel ‘Christodora’

In the towering new novel Christodora, author Tim Murphy harnesses decades of personal and professional experience as an HIV journalist into a story that sweeps back and forth between the last several decades and beyond. […]

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November 15th, 2016

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

I am on my feet at the Thanksgiving table, and my fists are slamming into the linen napkins. Silverware is quaking, pottery is rattling. The force of a particularly hard blow to the tabletop sends […]

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November 11th, 2016

Video: Aboard the 2016 HIV Cruise Retreat

The spirit of the annual HIV Cruise Retreat (also known as “the Poz Cruise” but not associated with POZ Magazine) can be summed up in one enlightening story. Matthew had some bad luck as he […]

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October 2nd, 2016

Revisiting My Sad and Trivial Night with Rock Hudson

(The 31st anniversary of the passing of Rock Hudson brings this memory back again, as it does each year. Maybe I want you to know this sordid tale because I’m still as star-struck and vain […]

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