The subtle moment came during the second segment of Matt Lauer's explosive interview with actor Charlie Sheen. It impressed me so deeply I actually backed up my recording and watched it twice more.
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.
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.
Not to get all Southern gothic on you, but I depend upon the kindness of strangers. Especially when producing video blogs at conferences.
Did you hear the one about the musical comedy with HIV?
When actor and writer Charles Sanchez began writing his web series, Merce, he joined the ranks of a fairly small club: Those of us living with HIV/AIDS who have mined our lives for comedy.
Any campaign that blends living with HIV with a sense of empowerment and joy always grabs my attention. Stigma remains one of the most damaging forces in our struggle to both combat new infections and support those of us with the virus.
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.
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.
This post will never be as romantic as I would like it to be. And it could never be as romantic as the truth.
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.