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Michael Musto
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Nightclub Explosions With Political Points of View: Michael Musto on Writing at the Height of the AIDS Crisis

"I think people are more sexual now than they were when AIDS first hit. A lot of people used to run out in nightclubs in, like, scary outfits, almost to ward off potential suitors," recalls the legendary Village Voice columnist.

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AIDSWatching

"If this year's AIDSWatch taught me nothing else," writes Charles Sanchez, "it is that advocates, activists and steadfast warriors nationwide are ready for the fight" to protect HIV funding.

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Daring to Be Truthful: Madonna's Dancers and HIV

"When I danced, I wasn't scared. I didn't think I was going to die. I was free."

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Walking the Walk: Mondo Guerra's First Show at New York Fashion Week

Watch HIV advocate and designer Mondo Guerra make magic happen, from his tiny basement workroom to the runway of New York Fashion Week.

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Baring a Bit of My Heart to Share My Journey to Sobriety

No one would call Charles Sanchez bashful. But getting sober was deeply personal, and happened in a quiet, tender place inside him. Here's what happened when he chose to share this journey on video.

Charles Sanchez
Personal Stories

Using My Big Mouth for a New Video About HIV

"It was magical," says Charles Sanchez, on making a CDC video. "The four of us strangers of mixed races, ages and HIV statuses, sitting at a diner at a make-believe brunch, found a lot of common ground."

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What If AIDS Never Happened? Filmmaker Leo Herrera Wants to Tell Us

Charles Sanchez interviews activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera about his new work, FATHERS: Sex and Politics if AIDS Never Happened.

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Lessons George Michael Taught Me

In the middle of the AIDS crisis, when everyone was telling us that sex was deadly and scary, George Michael was saying that "sex is natural, sex is and good," remembers Charles Sanchez.

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Whether in Speedos or a Suit, Greg Louganis Is Still My Hero

Greg Louganis, diagnosed with HIV just before winning gold in the 1988 Olympics, told Charles Sanchez we still need to fight HIV shame and stigma. And he signed Sanchez’s prized Wheaties box.

Twenty-eight HIV-positive patients of Betances Health Center debuted as models for the Ricardo Seco fashion show that was part of <i>Celebrating Life: 28 Years -- 28 Stories</i>, an event that commemorated the 28th anniversary of World AIDS Day in New Yor
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Latinx Men Living With HIV Model Ricardo Seco Designs on World AIDS Day 2016

Celebrating Life: 28 Years -- 28 Stories featured a fashion show by renowned Mexican designer Ricardo Seco -- with a twist: All the models were young Latinx men living with HIV. Charles Sanchez reports.