Mark S. King
My Fabulous Disease
Why I Wiped HIV Off My Face
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.
Recovering From Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life
September 30, 2015
For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life.
The 2015 United States Conference on AIDS (Video)
September 15, 2015
Not to get all Southern gothic on you, but I depend upon the kindness of strangers. Especially when producing video blogs at conferences.
Comedy and HIV: A (Funny) Conversation
August 19, 2015
Did you hear the one about the musical comedy with HIV?
The Wonderful, Stigma-Bashing Wizards of Poz
August 18, 2015
Australian Nic Holas 33, co-created the social and advocacy platform for people living with HIV, The Institute of Many (TIM) only weeks after he tested HIV positive in 2012, and it nurtures exactly the kind of peer support that so many advocates find the most effective.
5 Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now
June 29, 2015
Sometimes it's helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are five important facts about HIV testing that I hope will convince you to get busy and get tested -- again.
The Visual AIDS Web Gallery: Proud to Be Positive
June 15, 2015
June is Pride Month in the LGBT community, and I was honored to be asked by Visual AIDS to curate a "Web Gallery" on the topic. Immediately, I considered a question that I had once posed to readers of my blog.
The Odds of Love
May 27, 2015
This post will never be as romantic as I would like it to be. And it could never be as romantic as the truth.
AHF Reinstates Advocacy Funding and They Totally Mean It This Time
April 21, 2015
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has quietly reinstated funding to a Louisiana AIDS advocacy event, two weeks after pulling their support because one of its organizers is involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against AHF. And they really mean it this time -- and would prefer that we believe the withdrawal of support never happened.
Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower?
April 13, 2015
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation scandal has taken a downright creepy turn.
My Fabulous Disease
Mark S. King has been an active AIDS activist, writer and community organization leader since the early 1980s in Los Angeles. He has been an outspoken advocate for prevention education and for issues important to those living with HIV.
Diagnosed in 1985, Mark has held positions with the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, AID Atlanta and AIDS Survival Project, and is an award-winning writer. He continues his volunteer work as an AIDS educator and speaker for conferences and events.
Speaking engagements: Mark King is available to speak to groups. Contact Mark about speaking at your organization or event!
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August 16, 2016 - The Human Toll of Chase Brexton's Union-Busting Efforts: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
August 2, 2016 - When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
July 7, 2016 - Gay Collective: 'The Virus Divides. It Doesn't Have To.' A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
June 7, 2016 - There's More Room in a Broken Heart: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
June 5, 2016 - Surviving Life Itself: Reflections of a Longtime Survivor -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
Interviews With Mark:
Mark King Looks Back at the AIDS Epidemic's Darkest Hour in the U.S. (May 14, 2008)
Articles by Mark:
Meth Burial (May 2008)
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