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welcome, my friends…2020-04-02T12:22:50-04:00
Mark S. King

Welcome, My Friends . . .

I’m an HIV positive gay man in recovery from drug addiction. What’s not to love?

Be sure to check my entire video library here or browse my blog postings below. Get ready for some frank opinion, inspirational writing, debate on sexual politics, videos of poz life featuring my family and friends, and even some infamous drag. And please follow me on Twitter and join the My Fabulous Disease Facebook page!

0331, 2020

Nursing Student Faces COVID-19 at Work and Fears at Home

By |March 31st, 2020|

There are trials by fire, and then there are trials by wildfire. Nursing student Brian Thomas never imagined his on-the-job education would transform into fighting on the very front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, or [...]

0320, 2020

The Very Best of Humanity is Coming. So is the Worst.

By |March 20th, 2020|

The flyer was in my mailbox, folded and placed by an unknown neighbor. “NEED CORONAVIRUS HELP?” it read, explaining a local “Self-Quarantine Response Team” was here to support those “with compromised immune systems, those in [...]

0314, 2020

Stop Comparing Coronavirus to Early HIV/AIDS. Just Stop.

By |March 14th, 2020|

Alon Reininger Contact Press Images People ask me if our lives today feel like the early years of HIV/AIDS, and I want to scream.  There is no comparison. Just stop. No one cared [...]

0312, 2020

This Sex Worker Survived Hell to Teach Us Forgiveness

By |March 12th, 2020|

Somewhere well into Every Grain of Sand, the mesmerizingly sad and ultimately transformative new memoir by recovering addict and sex worker David P. Wichman, the reader might wonder just how much more they can take. [...]

0225, 2020

My ‘Trump Trauma’ is Real. And I am Not Alone.

By |February 25th, 2020|

(This essay appeared in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of POZ Magazine. It plays off the fact that it was written in advance of publication, in late 2019, and how fast-paced the downfall of our democracy [...]

027, 2020

NMAC Changes Conference Name from ‘AIDS’ to ‘HIV.’ So What?

By |February 7th, 2020|

First things first. I don’t believe the national HIV agency, NMAC, acted thoughtlessly toward people living with AIDS – only one of the accusations leveled against them -- when NMAC decided to change the name [...]

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