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05 17, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the House Hearing on PrEP

By | 2019-05-17T07:05:30+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the House Oversight Committee conducted a hearing to try and get to the bottom of the Truvada pricing and patent scandal. They were not messing around. The title of the hearing was, “HIV Prevention Drug: Billions in Corporate Profits after Millions in Taxpayer Investments.” The hearing was the culmination of [...]

05 10, 2019

Five Reasons the Gilead Giveaway is a Steaming Pile of Truvada

By | 2019-05-11T12:31:23+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

  Gilead Sciences, the pharmaceutical that makes Truvada, the only FDA-approved drug for PrEP, is having a great week in the public relations department. First, Gilead announced they were surrendering their patent for Truvada a year early, and now Federal officials have announced that Gilead will donate enough Truvada for 200,000 people in the United [...]

04 23, 2019

These Drag Queens are Anal About Their Health

By | 2019-04-23T18:56:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

I’m a Southerner, first and foremost. We love beauty pageants and drag queens.  So, the new video series Anal About My Health is right up my (ahem) alley. Produced by MPACT (Global Men’s Health and Human Rights), the cheeky series is based on the actual life experiences of several Bay Area drag personalities. In each [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2019-04-28T12:14:06+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 [...]

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