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Worry Wart
By Antron Reshaud Olukayode
May 31, 2014

Right now, I'm holding MADISON (my iPad) feeling completely and utterly overit.com, as if life's obstacles aren't problematic enough with so many layers and barriers presented to road block me. Oh the shade!

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Cambiando Medicamentos
Por Maria T. Mejia
30 de mayo de 2014

Algunos saben que tome el medicamento Trizivir por 10 anos. Esta era una buena medicina, pero note que mis células rojas estaban engrandecidas en los laboratorios y decidí cambiar el régimen de medicinas.

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Changing Meds
By Maria T. Mejia
May 30, 2014

As some know, I "once again" asked my doctor to change my medication regimen! I took Trizivir for 10 years. It was a good medicine but I noticed that my red blood cells were enlarged.

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A Long-Term HIV Survivor on the Premier of The Normal Heart
By Jimmy Mack
May 26, 2014

On Monday, May 12, I had the honor of attending the premier screening of The Normal Heart as the guest of my sister Nancy. It was a star-studded event held at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.

The last movie I saw at the Ziegfeld was Longtime Companion in 1990. After that screening, I got completely drunk and told my best friend Alan my deep dark secret: I was HIV+.

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Nelson Vergel Asks for Your Help to Save HIV+ Venezuelans' Lives
By Nelson Vergel
May 22, 2014

"Nelson, I have read your expert column in Spanish at TheBody.com. I am desperate since we are running out of HIV medications in Venezuela. Can you help us?" This was the first email I received 4 months ago before many others starting arriving in my mailbox.

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On the New Age Movement, From NYC
By Ben B.
May 22, 2014

One thing that hit me hard while watching Dallas Buyers Club: the fact that mainstream 1980s medical science was completely unprepared for the AIDS epidemic, coupled with the societal stigma/homophobia of the era, meant that the afflicted had to resort to their own means to survive. Meaning, outside of standard medical science.

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On Guilt and Shame
By Ben B.
May 21, 2014

It's amazing how much negativity you can disarm simply by owning said negative thing like it's a positive thing.

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On Resources, Dating With HIV and Living Healthy With HIV (Video)
By Nolan Hill
May 20, 2014

I can honestly say that since my video that I posted in January, I've really come out of my shell and noticed that people aren't nearly as bad as what I thought they were. People don't always react the worst way possible. People are actually human beings.

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Currently, My Biggest Fear
By Ben B.
May 20, 2014

One of the long-term writing projects I had given myself in the past few years was to write a book on a lifetime of experience with HIV, less about my own story and more a commentary on being a child in the early AIDS era and how it impacted me as I grew older and HIV/AIDS grew downplayed into merely a "condition."

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My Career as a Phone Sex Operator During the Dawn of AIDS
By Mark S. King
May 19, 2014

May is National Masturbation Month -- Hurry, folks! Only a few days left to celebrate! -- and I will admit to feeling smug, because I have more experience with gay men masturbating than anyone else I know.

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