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01 31, 2023

Why HINAC is the HIV Event We Desperately Need and How to Get a Scholarship

By |2023-01-31T16:15:31-05:00January 31st, 2023|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Social media activist Kalee Garland, who was born with HIV in 1986. The issue of HIV criminalization used to intimidate me, because I didn’t understand State laws, much less how to change them. Thank God I got a scholarship to the first HIV Is Not A Crime Training Academy (HINAC) in 2014, because [...]

01 13, 2023

AJC Opinion: ‘Atlanta’s history of battling AIDS will live on’

By |2023-01-13T10:13:40-05:00January 13th, 2023|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

(Artwork: AJC) (As it appeared today, January 13, 2023, in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.) 'The bungalow that housed a mix of horror and heroics is gone, but its legacy isn't.' The humble, sagging bungalow that sat until recently at the corner of 12th Street and Peachtree Walk in Midtown wasn’t simply among the [...]

12 20, 2022

Naughty ‘n Nice Holiday Videos with an HIV Twist

By |2022-12-20T13:02:45-05:00December 20th, 2022|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

‘Tis the season, y’all. And you know how much I love a nice holiday video. Okay, maybe a naughty one, too. The folks at Mistr, the telehealth platform that provides free PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and STI testing, sure do have my number. They’ve just released a “Mistr Wonderland” music video, and it’s got holiday cheer [...]

12 2, 2022

Reunion Project Town Hall to feature HIV fitness legend Nelson Vergel

By |2022-12-02T15:13:41-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

Nelson Vergel (Lynn Lane) We’re probably far enough along in the history of HIV/AIDS to tag various figures as, well, historic. Fitness expert Nelson Vergel qualifies for that category, having taken the lead from the earliest years of the epidemic to educate people living with HIV about fitness and nutrition. Lucky for us, [...]

11 22, 2022

Once, When We Were Heroes

By |2022-11-22T07:26:19-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Richard King and Emil Matzner, 1982 (I will never explain the early days of AIDS better then this, so I post this essay to commemorate World AIDS Day every year.) My brother Richard smiles a lot. He has an easy laugh. But there was a time, years ago, when he held a poisonous [...]

10 12, 2022

Five Takeaways from the 2022 U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA)

By |2022-10-12T15:44:08-04:00October 12th, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Some of the ferocious women of USCHA; Rick Guasco hugs it out with Ace Robinson; Tik Tok personality Brian Thomas; a Puerto Rican performer. After scrapping the in-person USCHA conference for two years due to COVID, and efforts to locate the event in San Juan, Puerto Rico being threatened by two hurricanes – [...]

10 6, 2022

WATCH: An HIV+ Man Confronts his Criminalization Accuser!

By |2022-10-06T12:00:45-04:00October 6th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Among the many resources available to those who access the new (and entirely free) HIV Justice Academy, an online resource for those interested in addressing HIV criminalization, is a new edit of a video created ten years ago. At the time, Sean Strub was in the early process of founding what would become SERO Project, [...]

10 5, 2022

A Free Online ‘HIV Criminalization Academy’ has Launched. We Need It.

By |2022-10-05T12:05:13-04:00October 5th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

“There is no greater form of stigma than when it is written into our laws.” SERO Project founder Sean Strub made that notable remark years ago, in regard to what he considers one of the great moral issues of our time: the prosecution of people living with HIV for no other reason than the fact [...]

09 14, 2022

A Chat with New Reunion Project Director Jeff Berry

By |2022-09-15T09:09:30-04:00September 14th, 2022|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jeff Berry, newly named director of The Reunion Project The Reunion Project has always held a special place in my aging heart, probably because the national network of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors addresses the very issues relevant to people like me, namely, what the hell will happen to us as we age, and where [...]

08 31, 2022

The Thing about Being Naked with Damon Jacobs

By |2022-08-31T10:30:16-04:00August 31st, 2022|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, Monkeypox, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Mark S. King and Damon L. Jacobs Damon Jacobs is moving around his hotel room, setting up a tripod and attaching his camera, all the while chatting away enthusiastically about nothing in particular. His sunny attitude is disarming given the circumstances, and maybe that’s the point, because I’m standing butt naked a few [...]

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