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Prevention and Policy

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 [...]

01 17, 2019

HIV in the Black Community: Tell the Story Right

By | 2019-01-17T07:53:57+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Craig Washington, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

  Writer Craig Washington (For the first time, the words I am posting on My Fabulous Disease are not my own. This piece is from Craig Washington, whom I have known since our service at AID Atlanta 25 years ago. He continues to teach me about the lives and issues of Black gay [...]

12 19, 2018

The Global HIV Community is Getting a Divorce

By | 2018-12-19T11:28:58+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A protest against AIDS2020 being held in San Francisco. (Sean Black for A&U) The breaking point has been reached. After months of activism that has failed to convince the International AIDS Society (IAS) to withdraw their “AIDS2020” conference from San Francisco, activists have now announced an alternative conference, “HIV2020,” to be held in [...]

12 13, 2018

Ryan White Confab: Trump’s New HIV/AIDS Council is a Bad Joke

By | 2018-12-13T10:03:54+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

“A Trump appointee walks into an AIDS conference” sounds like the beginning of a terrible joke, doesn’t it? Just wait until you hear the punchline. It’ll kill you. The sight of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar standing before more than 4,000 public health and community-based providers of HIV services is shocking [...]

11 20, 2018

‘The Stigma Experience’ Made Me Relive My HIV Test. It Wrecked Me.

By | 2018-11-20T12:49:50+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Remembering the moment in March of 1985 when I learned I was HIV positive is difficult. I speak and write about it often, but the actual emotions aren’t easy to access. I know it was horrific because my brain tells me it was, but putting myself back into the mind of my 24-year-old self and [...]

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