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03 14, 2020

Stop Comparing Coronavirus to Early HIV/AIDS. Just Stop.

By |2020-03-14T16:11:55-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Alon Reininger Contact Press Images People ask me if our lives today feel like the early years of HIV/AIDS, and I want to scream.  There is no comparison. Just stop. No one cared about people dying of AIDS in the early years of the pandemic. The stock market didn’t budge. The President didn’t [...]

02 25, 2020

My ‘Trump Trauma’ is Real. And I am Not Alone.

By |2020-02-25T15:03:07-05:00February 25th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

(This essay appeared in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of POZ Magazine. It plays off the fact that it was written in advance of publication, in late 2019, and how fast-paced the downfall of our democracy news cycle can be. One thing is certain: my Trump Trauma remains, and I intend to do something about it [...]

11 20, 2019

Positive Women’s Network USA Honors ‘Trans Day of Remembrance’

By |2019-11-20T10:02:29-05:00November 20th, 2019|My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

The Positive Women’s Network (USA) has always stood up for gender expression and equality, and that is especially true of their unyielding support of trans women, a population heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. Today, for Trans Day of Remembrance, PWN has released a statement and information about their vision for trans rights, safety, and justice. Please [...]

09 10, 2019

USCA Photos from Advocates in the Room Where It Happened

By |2019-09-11T23:28:21-04:00September 10th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A choral performance during Plenary II of the USCA. (Photo: Luke Hammerman) A picture, and sometimes a video clip, can tell a thousand words. Sometimes they shout those words, or even sing them to you. In these amazing pictures and video clips from the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the activists, advocates, and [...]

09 6, 2019

Activists Halt U.S. Conference on AIDS to Protest CDC

By |2019-09-06T00:38:51-04:00September 6th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Activists disrupt the USCA opening plenary. (Photo: Derrick Mapp) Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surely saw it coming. Protests are part of the DNA of the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), and conference organizers have never shied from welcoming dissent from activists. In [...]

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 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, [...]

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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