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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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."

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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.