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George Johnson awoke to find that his tweet on swimming, race and the Olympics went viral. Then came shaming about his style and openness about living with HIV. The result? He reaffirms his commitment to speak out.
The ManDate Health Model looks at the financial, political, sexual, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, psychological, physical and social aspects of black, gay men. Can it make a difference in the HIV epidemic?
"In Orlando, the 'donor deferral' policy showed its ugly face, putting dozens of people at possible risk as their closest friends, family and members of the community had to be turned away due to their sexuality," George Johnson writes.
Living well with HIV is more than just taking a pill a day. George M. Johnson explains how he uses "harm reduction" to analyze what he's doing and taking steps towards a better life, particularly with food and exercise.
Who better than Queen Bey herself to help remind us (in nine dynamic GIFs) that people with HIV possess power and are more than their virus?
"Being a bottom is a statement that displays dominance, control, power and, most importantly, consideration of others that may never be given in return," says Johnson. "The shaming needs to stop."
"When we use language such as 'are you clean,' we are walking a tangled web of dangerous miscommunication and discrimination," writes George M. Johnson.
Taking pride in how strong and resistant his community has been in fighting against this epidemic, George M. Johnson walks through the timeline of key moments in the HIV experience in Black America.
"Behind the numbers and results are people -- people who deserved to be treated as more than a means to another funding source," writes George M. Johnson of Us Helping Us in Washington, D.C.