Latest by Charles Sanchez

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.

By Charles Sanchez

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.

By Charles Sanchez

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.

By Charles Sanchez

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.

By Charles Sanchez

Mondo Guerra Looks Back on His 'Out-of-Body Experience' Sharing His HIV Status on Project Runway

"I know that it was a release. I knew that I was lifted," Mondo Guerra told Charles Sanchez in a Facebook Live interview.

By Charles Sanchez

When It Came to USCA, I Was Neither Carrie Bradshaw Nor Jack Klugman

At his first HIV conference, Charles Sanchez was overwhelmed and amazed. Here's what he captured on social media from USCA 2016.

By Charles Sanchez

'And You! And You! And You! You're Gonna Love Me!!'

13 years ago in a hospital bed, Charles Sanchez could not have dreamed the life he's able to live today. Now he's off to USCA as a social media fellow, where he'll encounter his diva role model Jennifer Holliday and more.

By Charles Sanchez

Self Stigmatization: How I Fooled Myself Into Thinking I'm Sick

"When I first started thinking about HIV stigma and how it relates to me, I thought that, for the most part, it doesn't affect me," Sanchez wrote. "Then I looked up a definition of stigma."

By Charles Sanchez

I'm so Hip I'm Getting a Total Hip Replacement ... Again!

"HIV is no skip in the park, especially when your hips ain't working," explains writer/director/actor Charles Sanchez as he gets ready for a second hip replacement.

By Charles Sanchez