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Mark S. King
My Fabulous Disease


Comedy and HIV: A (Funny) Conversation
August 19, 2015

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.

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The Wonderful, Stigma-Bashing Wizards of Poz
August 18, 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower?
April 13, 2015

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation scandal has taken a downright creepy turn.

Only one day after a stunning whistleblower lawsuit against AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made public, the embattled organization withdrew funding from an upcoming HIV advocacy event because one of the plaintiffs is involved in its planning, according to records obtained by My Fabulous Disease.

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The Angry Fallout From the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal
April 9, 2015

Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made public.

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The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat
February 23, 2015

The annual HIV Cruise Retreat, commonly referred to as "The Poz Cruise," will set sail this November 8-15 aboard the Ruby Princess, departing Los Angeles and cruising the Mexican Riviera cities of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

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Our Transgender Teachable Moment
February 3, 2015

The lobby of the Melbourne convention center at the international AIDS conference last July was packed with scientists, community educators, and activists. I was busy wrangling interviews for my daily video blogs.

Across the room I spotted JoAnne Keatley and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, two of the most visible transgender women in the world and experts on transgender issues. I scurried up to them for a sound bite on their thoughts about the conference.

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