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Activist and writer about all things HIV adjacent. 2020 GLAAD Award winner and NLGJA's "LGBTQ Journalist of the Year."
08 3, 2022

Here’s the Complete AIDS2022 Coverage from My Fabulous Disease

By |2022-08-03T11:50:12-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Clockwise from top left: Attendees at "For F#cks Sake;" with survivor Tez Anderson; a massage in the 'Positive Lounge;' a reveler at 'No Pants No Problem;' the monkeypox protest; with activist Jade Elektra. If you know anything about me, it’s that I’m not a clinician or researcher. I leave those stories to people [...]

08 1, 2022

WATCH: Monkeypox Activists Disrupt AIDS2022 with Rageful Protest

By |2022-08-01T16:45:10-04:00August 1st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

There was something more than the typical passion on display when activists stormed the plenary stage at AIDS2022 today to protest the slow monkeypox response by United States public health officials. The cries of the diverse crowd of protestors were urgent and inflammatory. Their demands felt deeply personal. During a plenary session on monkeypox epidemiology [...]

07 31, 2022

The AIDS2022 ‘No Pants No Problem’ Party Lived Up to its Name

By |2022-08-01T08:48:23-04:00July 31st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

When Jessica Whitbread was twenty years old, her physician told her after her HIV diagnosis that she had maybe twenty years to live. She responded to the news by getting involved with a number of HIV-related causes, including the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW).  Before long, Jessica realized there simply weren’t spaces [...]

07 30, 2022

Who needs a ‘Positive Lounge’ at AIDS2022, anyway?

By |2022-08-01T08:49:09-04:00July 30th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The Positive Lounge, for people living with HIV, at AIDS2022 in Montreal The server is dressed in a black bolero jacket, the kind of thing waiters in a fine restaurant might wear, and he is carrying a tray of juices to restock the food table. Clearly, he is conscientious about his work, because [...]

07 28, 2022

HIV campaign “U Equals U” has been adopted by entire US government

By |2022-08-01T08:49:46-04:00July 28th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

U=U advocates at the AIDS2022 pre-conference event in Montreal The Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) announced that their global effort to educate people that people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load are unable to transmit HIV sexually (known as “undetectable equals untransmittable,” or “U=U”) has now been adopted by the United States [...]

07 27, 2022

A snapshot of The Gays descending on AIDS2022 in Montreal

By |2022-07-27T22:55:32-04:00July 27th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mark S. King, Brady Dale Etzkorn-Morris, Randy Davis and Linus Ignatius The poutine covering the fries in Brady’s bowl is suspicious. “It’s cheese curd,” Randy offers, and as the lone Canadian among us we figure he should know, but his explanation isn’t reassuring. The four of us, white gay men all, pick through [...]

07 26, 2022

Can Gay Men Dial Back on Sex Until Our Monkeypox Vaccinations?

By |2022-08-03T13:22:55-04:00July 26th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Years from now, there will be gay men who made it through a case of monkeypox who will have the scars up and down the shaft of their penis to prove it. Let me repeat that. Scars. On their cock. For the rest of their lives. I don’t think there’s a derma-peel that will take [...]

07 19, 2022

Monkeypox is a gay thing. We must say it.

By |2022-08-03T13:23:20-04:00July 19th, 2022|Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The mainstream media and public health officials are being so damn careful not to label monkeypox “a gay disease” that they’re doing a disservice to the gay men who most need important information about the outbreak – while misleading everybody else. In a July 18th New York Times story of the excruciating symptoms and lack [...]

07 14, 2022

Monkeypox brings up trauma for older gay men. Here’s why.

By |2022-07-14T09:03:11-04:00July 14th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

The World Health Organization has announced that it will convene a second emergency meeting next week to decide if monkeypox poses a global health threat. Case numbers just passed 10,000 globally. That figure is more than twice the number it was 10 days ago. Most cases continue to be found in “men who have sex [...]

07 11, 2022

Brian Thomas loved his Florida trip. Then the monkeypox blisters appeared.

By |2022-07-11T19:09:43-04:00July 11th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Brian Thomas during his recent Fort Lauderdale vacation. The photo on Brian Thomas’ Instagram page was a typically sunny one for the social media personality, who has built a rising presence as a sex-positive gay nurse living with HIV. “Farewell Wilton Manors!” it read, alongside a photo of him grinning shirtless among the [...]

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