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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 | 2019-04-28T12:14:06+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

(UPDATE: On April 27, 2019, Ella Johnson's video proceeded to Nationals. She ranked first in the "Senior Individual Documentary" division.) 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 [...]

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 [...]

01 25, 2019

A Review of the HIV/AIDS GLAAD Award Nominees

By | 2019-01-25T15:58:50+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The GLAAD Media Award nominations are out, and for the fourth consecutive year My Fabulous Disease has been honored with a nomination in the category of Outstanding Blog. While the GLAAD Awards have risen in stature over the years (now comprised of two star-studded ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles honoring journalism, television, [...]

01 24, 2019

A Gay Addict and a Clinician Explain Meth Addiction and Recovery

By | 2019-01-24T10:35:38+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Film Review, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Dr. David Fawcett and Mark S. King at HIV Endgame in Toronto. Dr. David Fawcett and I have an oddly symbiotic relationship. David has specialized in drug and sex addiction for many years, and I was a drug addict for many years. We’ve become close friends and have managed to use both of [...]

01 22, 2019

The Armorettes Celebrate 40 Years and $2.3 Million

By | 2019-01-22T10:21:26+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

The opening of the Armorettes 40th Anniversary show. The Armorettes never intended to become the longest continually running drag troupe in the country, or even to be known as the comedy drag show that has raised more than $2.5 million for Atlanta HIV charities. They were formed in 1979 as a group of [...]

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