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Positive Attitude
By Naimah O'Neal
May 16, 2016

I am always telling women that you must make up your mind about how you feel being positive. If you don't have a good mental attitude about being positive, then you will never begin to live your best life while living with HIV.

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Into the Desert, After the Bomb
By Mark S. King
May 12, 2016


Daniel Cardone's essential but relentlessly grim documentary about longtime AIDS survivors, Desert Migration, is fascinated with the bodies of the gay men it profiles.

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Finding Deeply Rooted Connections at HealtheVoices 2016
By Josh Middleton
May 9, 2016

Before even touching down at O'Hare International Airport, my Twitter feed and Facebook wall were buzzing as the excitement began to build. The event we had been waiting so long for was finally here: HealtheVoices 2016 -- better known by its hashtag #healthevoices16 -- in the magical, windy city of Chicago, Illinois.

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HIV-Positive Protagonists, Part Two
By Christian Kiley
April 30, 2016

In this episode we're looking at a selections of TV movies from 1985-1994. Also introducing the MLP Factor™, as well as asking about the term "innocent" as it applies to those living with HIV.

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My First Serodiscordant Relationship
By Brian Ledford
April 28, 2016

Not too long ago I started talking to this really awesome guy on the social media app Moovz. If you do not know about this app, it is for the LGBTQ community. I was nervous as hell when he was actually interested in me. We talked back and forth for awhile and I finally decided before we even went on our first date to ask him if he knew about my status. Now, usually in the past when a guy has found out about my HIV status, they typically run in the other direction and I never hear from them again.

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The Changing Face of HIV
By Brian Ledford
April 27, 2016

The face of HIV/AIDS is no longer what we have come to expect; we are not the dying and sick that the media has come to portray over the years. We are in fact your brothers, sisters, coworkers, daughters, sons, neighbors, and friends and we are not any different than someone who is not living with HIV.

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The Comfort of Blaming Other People for New HIV Cases
By Mark S. King
April 27, 2016

The college student had real concern in his eyes when he asked me a question during a recent presentation at American University. "Isn't it true," he asked, "that the HIV epidemic continues because people who know they are positive keep infecting other people?"

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HIV-Positive Protagonists, Part One
By Christian Kiley
April 25, 2016

An introduction to HIV-positive protagonists in mainstream media. In this first installment, we look at Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia as a starting point. What are the commonalities between Philadelphia and other portrayals of HIV/AIDS in film and television?

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Mr. Gay World Entry Gets Personal on PrEP and Testing Poz
By Mark S. King
April 18, 2016

When Sadiq Ali heard about a clinical trial for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) happening in the United Kingdom in 2013, the athletic 26-year old hesitated. He worried about what starting PrEP might say to people about his sexual behavior. The stigma he associated with being on the prevention pill was just too much for him.

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Wizards of Poz, the Turning Tina Campaign and The Institute of Many (TIM): Part 2 of the Nic Holas Interview
By Danny Pintauro
April 18, 2016

Did the Wizards of Poz and Turning Tina develop through the events and gatherings of your members? Tell me more about each, for instance, is Turning Tina published or just online?

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