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PWN-USA Colorado Makes Critical Progress Toward HIV Criminalization Reform

March 22, 2016

PWN-USA Colorado, in partnership with allies including the CO Mod Squad, the Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health, has made enormous strides toward ending HIV criminalization in their state. Described by PWN CO Co-Chair and PWN-USA Board Chair Barb Cardell as a "community labor of love," the process that began four years ago and included stakeholder meetings with over 100 participants, is finally starting to pay off.

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A Man's Perspective on Women and Fat Shaming
By Tim Hinkhouse
March 21, 2016

So, there I was, sitting in the dayroom passing the time with one of my favorite activities -- word search puzzles -- when my best friend told me to watch the television. The TV was on a daytime talk show called, "The Talk." I don't usually watch shows like this. That day was an exception.

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The Challenging Web Series That Travels From 'Unsure' to 'Positive'
By Mark S. King
March 17, 2016

In the gorgeous and sometimes maddening Web series Unsure/Positive, we follow the life of a Boston gay man, Kieran, literally from the moment he gets his HIV positive test result. Kieran's journey in the six-episode first season (available for only $3.99 on Vimeo) covers some difficult terrain -- shame, disclosure, sex and drugs -- and many HIV positive guys and our friends will identify with it.

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Giving Thanks to My Readers
By Tim Hinkhouse
March 16, 2016

Here I am sitting in the dayroom just about 10 feet from my bunk area thinking about what I should write. If I seem to ramble on, please forgive me. I've been thinking about those of you who have sent emails telling me how my words have helped and impacted your lives.

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I Discovered My Brother Was Gay From The Advocate Magazine
By Mark S. King
March 8, 2016

It was 1975 and I was 14 years old, all gangly limbs and stubborn acne, and I was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car. Splayed across my lap was the magazine, open to the page my companion had selected. I was staring at the photo with something like revelation.

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Straight Up: Why the Heterosexual Story Matters
By Josh Middleton
March 8, 2016

The 23rd annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) provided deeper insights into pathology of HIV and the challenges the HIV community faces in controlling new infections. The conference covered everything from the first known seroconversion of an individual on PrEP to concerning statistics about the trend of already high-risk groups significantly affected by HIV. While confronted with the thought of possibly 50% of black gay men and one in four gay Latino men being infected with the virus, there is a group that seems to be missing: heterosexuals.

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Nancy Reagan's Bloody HIV/AIDS Legacy
By Matt Ebert
March 8, 2016

There are deaths that compel us, deaths that trip us up, deaths that defy our conventions, and deaths that bring out the worst in us -- for me, Nancy Reagan's death is all of this. It sets off a gong if you are of a certain age. It should set off a gong in all of us -- even if you never lived through the eighties.

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Tearing Up: Handling the Emotional Effects of HIV
By Tim Hinkhouse
March 7, 2016

March is a special month for me. This year marks 26 years that I have been living with an illness that could have killed me before the life-saving medicines were available.

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The End of the Reagan Era
By Josh Middleton
March 7, 2016

The death of former first lady Nancy Reagan marked the end of an important chapter in American history.

While social media has been buzzing with the news, and the nation mourns her passing, a different sentiment is present throughout our HIV community.

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Why I'm Feeling the Bern
By Althea Fung
March 3, 2016

About a week or so ago, I wrote an opinion piece about Hillary Clinton's less than stellar legacy fighting for black women's rights, particularly when it comes to black women living with HIV. The article was mostly well received. However, I received several comments that all included a similar refrain: "Hillary is better than the competition."

Is she really?

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