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Francisco Luis White

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The Shameless Sexy Truth of Being an HIV-Positive Slut
November 24, 2015

Most people want me to be repressed and repentant, I'm convinced.

For a short while, I wanted them to believe I was. It would be some comfort for them, if I cared enough about their judgment to hookup less than I did before receiving my results from a test many of them aren't brave enough to take.

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Mainstream Media Is Committed to Getting the HIV Discussion Wrong
November 23, 2015

With Charlie Sheen's disclosure of his HIV status, undoubtedly comes weeks of stigma-driven media coverage that those of us living with the virus have learned to expect. During his highly anticipated Today show interview with Matt Lauer, much of what he was asked regarding his sexual behavior perpetuates fear and shaming of people who are HIV positive.

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Francisco Luis White

Francisco Luis White

Francisco Luis White is a writer and speaker with a Black, queer, poz perspective and focus. In addition to FranciscoLWhite.com, their work has appeared in Boston Spirit Magazine and MUSED. They have presented at United States Conference on AIDS, Carolina Conference on Queer Youth, and addressed the 2015 Charlotte Business Guild Gala. White was named to National Black Justice Coalition's 2015 cohort of 100 Black LGTBQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch and recognized as a 2015 Qnotes Face of the Future. They recently presented Blogging for HIV Transcendence: Cross Movement Self-Assertion of Black, Queer, Poz Voices at the 2015 Fire & Ink Conference for LGBTQ writers of African descent. Currently, the writer is working on the Our Love Is project, a transformative multimedia collection of real Black queer love.

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