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When My T Cells Are Old and Gray

A Video Blog

By Mark S. King

December 2, 2009

Do I have the right to complain about getting older? As my 49th birthday approaches in a couple weeks, I've been bemoaning my distant youth, and how little the gay community celebrates those of us "of a certain age."

Then again, I've been blessed with surviving HIV for more than 25 years. I should be grateful. I'm of two minds about this, so I let them both battle it out in my new video blog. Along the way we'll discuss spray tans, butt padding and Donny Osmond. Have a look and let me know where you stand -- do you think living life fully means having the right to complain about it?

Episode 10: When My T Cells Are Old and Gray

I'm glad to be back producing video blogs for The Body again, after taking some time to get recharged and consider new topics. I've missed you, my friends! Enjoy the blog, and please be well.


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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.

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