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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 29, 2019

A New Book Applauds the Straight Women of HIV History (Finally, right?)

By | 2019-04-30T07:51:14+00:00 April 29th, 2019|My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Krishna Stone, one of the many women profiled in the book, Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community. My first job in AIDS in the 1980s was at the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, an organization that provided companions for the dying. When our founding director, Daniel [...]

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 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 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 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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