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Prevention and Policy

08 9, 2019

A Sexy Australian Show Untangles the ‘Descovy for PrEP’ Confusion

By |2019-08-09T12:02:14-04:00August 9th, 2019|My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

There is a lot to unpack about this week’s FDA Advisory Panel hearing on Gilead’s new cash cow option for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Descovy. I want to point you to the coverage that best suits you, including terrific reporting from an Australian radio show (!) that typically focuses on kinky sex (not that there’s a [...]

08 1, 2019

ACT UP Had a Diversity Problem. Should ‘Pose’ Correct it?

By |2019-08-01T12:42:13-04:00August 1st, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

To say that Pose is an unlikely hit is an understatement. It’s a goddamn miracle, and while we’re at it, Pose is also a gift to LGBTQ history, to the visibility of marginalized people, and to HIV awareness in the here and now. It challenged me, then, when the most recent episode, “Blow” (7/30/2019), left [...]

07 27, 2019

HIV Groups Bash HIV Separation as Border Policy Gets Walked Back

By |2019-07-27T09:25:06-04:00July 27th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A coalition of HIV activists have released a statement that tears into the recent testimony of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Chief Brian Hastings, while the policy he outlined to separate parents with HIV from their families is being walked back – but not, as of yet, officially stopped. The group statement, below, goes even [...]

07 25, 2019

The U.S. Border Patrol is Separating People with HIV from Their Family

By |2019-07-26T08:53:57-04:00July 25th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

  (UPDATE 7/26/2019: Are you as horrified by this policy as I am? Please re-post and/or tweet this story using hashtags #nofamilyseparation #closethecamps and tag your elected official if you can. One thing this has made clear: immigration is an HIV issue. We must not look away.) The slow-motion train wreck once known as the [...]

07 25, 2019

We Need to Talk About the ‘Pose’ Hospital Episode Right Now

By |2019-07-25T11:54:42-04:00July 25th, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Pose on FX is nothing less than astounding to me. So much could have gone wrong, with the era, the themes, the characters, and – the aspect of the show closest to my heart and my critical eye -- the disease that looms over it all. Trans writers and advocates are better qualified to remark, [...]

07 2, 2019

Larry Kramer Gives Us One More Chance to Wake the F*ck Up

By |2019-07-02T14:49:30-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A die-in on 5th Avenue during 2019 Pride Weekend in New York City. (photo: Leandro Justin) Our friend Larry Kramer, the godfather of the AIDS activism movement, hasn’t lost his edge. That should surprise no one. In his speech at the Queer Liberation March on Sunday, however, Larry was nearly wistful, reminiscing on [...]

06 25, 2019

Larry Bryant at DC Reunion Project: We Must Reinvigorate AIDS Fight

By |2019-06-25T07:49:08-04:00June 25th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Larry Bryant, Jr., at the Reunion Project in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2019 For many years, I have viewed activist Larry Bryant, Jr. as one of the most highly regarded voices of conscience in the HIV/AIDS movement, and among Black men in particular. At the recent Reunion Project event in Washington, DC, [...]

06 20, 2019

A Drag Queen Sings ‘Undetectable’ at an AIDS Vigil and Melts the Internet

By |2019-06-20T11:12:03-04:00June 20th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jade Elektra performs at the Toronto AIDS Vigil on June 18, 2019. (Bob Leahy) When Toronto drag queen Jade Elektra, aka HIV positive activist Alphonso King, Jr., stepped to the stage of the 2019 Toronto AIDS Vigil on Tuesday night, she knew she had a message. It wasn’t simply that she would become [...]

06 10, 2019

IML Winner Jack Thompson on Sex, HIV, and Facing Transphobia

By |2019-06-11T07:22:08-04:00June 10th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jack Thompson, who just won the 2019 International Mr. Leather (IML), is a lot. And he carries it well. Jack is biracial. He’s gay. He’s transgender. He’s extremely kinky, depending on what scale you use to measure such things. Jack is also utterly transparent about all that he is, to a disarming degree. His speech [...]

05 17, 2019

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

By |2019-05-17T07:05:30-04:00May 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 [...]

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