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Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys, and the Nuances Img
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Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys, and the Nuances

"[L]et's focus on how U=U should impact our delivery of HIV care services to people living with HIV," Jim Pickett writes.

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Men and Women Demand Rectal Microbicides

Recent scientific developments have both inspired and challenged everyone engaged in the fight against AIDS. Much-needed new methods of HIV prevention have been shown to work. But while there has been much excitement, there has also been significant ...

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Beyond Ripe

Jim Pickett

As is my custom these days, I have been in full-tilt-boogie procrastination mode on this column. I have already received a week extension, and I am -- at 11 pm on the Monday when it was/is/was due -- just now firing up the 'puter to tipp...

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Face the Facts: HIV Is Still a Gay Disease, Activist Says

Jim Pickett

HIV has forced me to separate the bull from the shit, make priorities, get real.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- the USA Not OK Corral -- gay men in the land of milk and honey continue to go hungry in the d...

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Think Twice Before Shelling Out Big Bucks for Drug-Addiction Treatments, Activist Warns

Jim PickettThe controversial and unproven treatment protocol for alcohol, cocaine, and methamphetamine addiction -- called Prometa and being heavily marketed by the Hythiam company -- is something you should have on your radar, hons. Since gay men, i...

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Coping

Big Deal: Offering Advice to a Friend Who Tests Positive

I heard from a friend the other day, someone I had not spoken to or seen in quite some time, years actually. We just hadn't been in touch, not due to a lack of friendly feelings for one another; rather a result of the different orbits in which we tra...

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Bi Bi Baby: I Need Help

Shocking as this will sound, I am mentally ill. Please act surprised.

I'll get to the gories in a second, but long story short, in early March I was diagnosed with depression, which involved a stint in a gay nut house. The Dx got a bit more intere...

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Burning Away the Sorrow: How an HIVer Found Himself Again

On the day of New Year's Eve, I was blessed to connect with Unity in Chicago, part of the Association of Unity Churches (see unity.org.) A spiritual movement free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin...

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Shit Storm: Treatment Trauma With No Umbrella

Jim Pickett

Okay, it's official. I can now say with complete confidence that I have at the tender and vulnerable age of 40, experienced the most humiliating, degrading event of my life. And hon, there's plenty of embarrassing competition for that ho...

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"HIV Does Not Define Me"

Jim Pickett

It's been a while since I've totally gone off on a rant. And there's this little incident, actually pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, that nonetheless has just been working my last frayed nerve since it happened. So I'm gonna s...