Latest by David Salyer

Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome

For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.

By David Salyer for Any Major Dude Will Tell You

Cruising With Lazarus

Beyond the idea that perhaps God -- bored with the usual floods, earthquakes and locust -- created HIV as an alternative plague to punish us wicked humans, there have been other interesting theories about the origin of the virus that causes AIDS, t...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Cruising With Lazarus

Twenty-five years have passed since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first report of a mysterious disease killing homosexual men in Los Angeles. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, all the men h...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Who Wouldn't Watch a Gay, Poz, Dating Reality Show?

I'm single. I'm gay. I'm living with HIV. I want my own reality show. Someone from the BRAVO television network, or even VH-1, should call me. Seriously. These are the people who gave us Project Runway (temperamental wannabe fashion designers are j...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

The Truth About Trojan

If you've listened to a progressive rock radio station in the last ten years, you might be familiar with "Trojan Man," the baritone-voiced superhero that humorously interrupts horned-up lovers and supplies them with condoms. But "Trojan Man" hasn't...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Testing Positive: To Panic, or Not to Panic?

You will have a long and healthy life. So I'm having lunch with my ex at Mama Fu's Noodle House and that's the message on the sliver of paper crammed inside my fortune cookie. You will have a long and healthy life. After living with HIV for twelve ...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Who's in Charge of Abstinence, Anyway?

Abstinence. Hey! Who's in charge of abstinence in this country, anyway?

Well, it's Wade Horn. Last December, W, The President, appointed Horn, an Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Cruising With Lazarus: The Fourth Annual "Just Shut Up" Awards

Every year, people all over the world say stridently stupid, misinformed or absurd things about HIV and AIDS. Here's a list of some folks who make you wonder what, if anything, they were thinking before they opened their mouths in 2004. Their comme...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

The Dangers of Using and Abusing Viagra

Once upon a time, a big American pharmaceutical company named Pfizer accidentally discovered a new treatment for erectile dysfunction -- Viagra, the little blue pill. Originally developed as a treatment for heart disease, its penile erection enhanc...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project

Ronald Reagan and AIDS

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died June 5, 2004, after a decade living in seclusion with Alzheimer's Disease -- the progressive, irreversible, incurable neurological disorder that causes losses of memory and mental ...

By David Salyer for AIDS Survival Project