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Charlie Sheen's Disclosure Confirms HIV Isn't Just a Black and Gay Issue (Video)
By Justin B. Terry-Smith
November 17, 2015


Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV positive. During the interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, saying that he wanted to put a stop "to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks."

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Desperate Measures: The Fight for ATC, a New NRTI to Treat Multidrug-Resistant HIV
By Jeannie Wraight
November 17, 2015

It seems we've come full circle. I can remember a time in the late '90s/very early 2000s, when the sheer amount of "me too" drugs pouring out of the pipeline seemed to me, well, lazy on the part of Big Pharma. At first the NRTIs, protease inhibitors and NNRTIs were Godsends; but after a much-needed few of each were approved, it seemed that the pharmaceutical companies were taking the easy way out by finding something that worked, tweaking them a bit, slapping a new name on them, chucking them in a bottle and calling it a day.

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Charlie Sheen Has the Right to Privacy
By Aaron Laxton
November 16, 2015

Today the media and tabloids are circling around Charlie Sheen reporting that they are going to disclose information about his health. It is my belief that every person has the right to privacy when it comes to their own health information, HIV or otherwise.

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HIV Positive and in Prison Has Happened for a Reason
By Tim Hinkhouse
November 11, 2015

Hello there, readers. I wanted to share my thoughts with you on the Supreme Court decision this past June 26, 2015. I am filled with encouragement because there is advancement in the gay community and it can only get better! That is encouraging for future generations who will benefit from the hard work of past pioneers who paved the way for absolute equality. GREAT WORK!!!

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Working
By Matt Ebert
October 30, 2015

I work on a dairy farm. Now this may not seem the most ideal place to be if you're HIV positive. There's a lot of dirt, shit, danger, and stigma here-just like everywhere else I suppose -- but out here in rural Pennsylvania they don't know from HIV's limitations. What we know from is hard labor. You either gets up and do it, or stays at home and wish you had.

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Why I Wiped HIV Off My Face
By Mark S. King
October 30, 2015

Some years ago, I told someone that I was HIV positive before I agreed to his invitation for a date. "Yeah, I know," he casually replied, and then he looked a little embarrassed, as if he shouldn't have said it. It was too late, of course; I knew exactly what he meant. He could tell my HIV status by my face.

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An Open Letter to Danny Pintauro
By Aaron Laxton
October 7, 2015

I am going to share with you a lesson which I had to learn the hard way. When in the public eye, whether by choice or circumstance, be mindful of your actions and statements because you can easily derail the work of others before you.

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Recovering From Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life
By Mark S. King
September 30, 2015

For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life.

I suffered numerous relapses as I struggled to get clean, and my woeful journey back to crystal meth was always the same.

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After My HIV Disclosure, Reality Show Says I No Longer Fit the Criteria (Video)
By Eric Trujillo
September 30, 2015

In 2014, I applied to the reality show Ink Master. After months of phone calls and emails, I was assigned an episode -- but once I disclosed my HIV status I "no longer fit the criteria."

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#USCA2015 (My Thoughts and Feelings and Most Importantly the Love I Felt)
By Maria T. Mejia
September 28, 2015

Well, where do I start? It is no secret that I have been going through one of the toughest times of my life. I thought I may not be able to go, but how can I cancel when they gave me a partial scholarship ... and The Well Project, where I blog, I am on their CAB and their Global Ambassador, assisted me in every way to show my presence as a Latina activist/advocate there!! So I said "Maria, push through, truck it and be real with what you are feeling emotionally and mentally."

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