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04 6, 2019

All Aboard the 2019 HIV Cruise Retreat!

By | 2019-04-06T09:19:16+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

This November, the HIV Cruise Retreat (also known as “the Poz Cruise,” although it is not associated with POZ Magazine) will celebrate its 15th Anniversary voyage with a cruise to the Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale. As the host and MC, I can’t wait to join them. Grab a floppy hat and some sunscreen and come [...]

04 2, 2019

AIDS WATCH: ‘Strong Interest’ in Hearings on Truvada Patent Profits

By | 2019-04-02T17:42:04+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

James Krellenstein and Nicholas Faust of #PrEP4All at AIDS Watch in Washington, DC Advocates pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to claim royalties from sales of ‘Truvada as PrEP’ report “strong interest” in congressional hearings on the growing controversy, based on visits to the Hill today between HIV advocates and [...]

03 30, 2019

AIDS WATCH: Why is the CDC Withholding Billions in PrEP Profits?

By | 2019-03-30T11:25:38+00:00 March 30th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

  You are going to read this story and think it is too outrageous to be true. You would be wrong. And, especially if you are an HIV advocate attending AIDS Watch in Washington, DC, this week, you must demand that our elected officials answer for it. Here’s the story, and some simple questions for [...]

03 26, 2019

Finding Redemption on the ‘Ride for the Feast’

By | 2019-03-26T15:25:44+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Angie Kelley of Moveable Feast Angie Kelley found her redemption on a bicycle, somewhere along the 140-mile route of Ride for the Feast, the annual fundraiser for Moveable Feast. The arduous trail transformed a young woman with a troubled past into something entirely new.  A queer advocate. A mother. A woman of worth. [...]

03 21, 2019

Steve Pieters is the Very Model of a Medical Anomaly

By | 2019-03-21T09:29:15+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

Brace yourselves, Gilbert & Sullivan fans. The Rev. Steve Pieters has a treat for you. Steve is a long-term survivor – and by long, I mean since before 1985, when HIV/AIDS was known as Gay Related Immune Disorder (GRID). Steve has been an advocate of many decades for both HIV causes and for the religious [...]

03 17, 2019

A Farewell to Project Inform from HIV Research Advocate David Evans

By | 2019-03-17T23:00:31+00:00 March 17th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Project Inform founder, the late Martin Delaney, with David Evans in a 1997 photo   (The HIV community was dealt a sad blow this week when it was announced that the iconic non-profit HIV treatment advocacy organization, Project Inform, will end its programs. Project Inform’s Director of Research Advocacy, David Evans, has been [...]

03 7, 2019

A Teenage Girl Made a Film on Greg Louganis and HIV. He Loves it.

By | 2019-03-07T18:53:42+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

When Ella Johnson made a video documentary about Greg Louganis for her National History Day project, she knew most of her fellow students would be shocked. Ella is a high school freshman in Whitehall, a very small town of the west coast of Michigan. It’s not a bastion of progressive thinking. Ella was right. Her [...]

03 5, 2019

Treatment Action Group Statement on New HIV Remission Case

By | 2019-03-05T13:52:54+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

(NIBSC/Science Source) (This nuanced press release from Treatment Action Group addresses the "another person cured of AIDS" story far better that I ever could. -- Mark) New York, March 4, 2019 – Treatment Action Group (TAG) welcomes the report today of a possible long-term HIV remission case with similarities to that of Timothy Ray [...]

02 25, 2019

A Medicare Change Could Keep Us from Life-Saving HIV Medications

By | 2019-02-25T11:29:22+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Mark S. King (This Op-Ed written by me appeared in The Washington Blade on February 22, 2019.) When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1985, there were no medications to treat it. Not one. I never imagined that the medical community would achieve the advancements in HIV treatment and prevention we see today. In [...]

02 7, 2019

Trump’s Cynical HIV Plan, Led by Extremely White Men

By | 2019-02-08T08:17:33+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Meeting of Trump's team to end HIV on Feb 6, 2019. (Photo: Carl Schmid) Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, so let’s hear it for the Trump USA team behind his master race plan to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. I’ve even included an actual photo of their meeting on January [...]

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