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Justin B. Terry-Smith

Justin B. Terry-Smith, M.P.H., may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own website, and he's even on YouTube. He is a noted HIV and gay civil rights activist and the creator of "Justin's HIV Journal," a popular blog in which he shares his trials and tribulations of living with HIV. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Justin resides in Laurel, Maryland, with his husband, Dr. Philip Terry-Smith, and their son, Lundyn. Presently, Justin is working toward earning his doctorate in public health. He welcomes your questions.
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Rosacea: My Story -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

After dealing with the physical and emotional consequences of suffering from the skin condition for five years, Justin B. Terry-Smith thinks he might have finally found a solution.

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Attacked on Grindr and Slut Shaming: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

After getting attacked on Grindr for outing his positive status, Justin B Terry-Smith talks about why he's open and why slut shaming is bad for the community.

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How to Put on a Condom

1. CHECK THE EXPIRATION DATE!!

2. Make sure the condom is pushed inside the wrapper opposite the end from which you are opening it.

3. Open condom wrapper but remember the condom can be torn by sharp objects. Only put on condom after there is ...

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The Biohazard Tattoo and HIV Stigma

"There are many reasons why a person cannot be open about their status: It could be because of their family, friends, partner/s, fear of persecution, death, etc. But a lot of these reasons come from stigma."

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Advice Column: Bug Chasers & Gift Givers

"Some bug chasers believe that getting HIV will make safe sex a moot point. They believe that catching HIV is getting rid of any anxiety of always having to worry about catching HIV."

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Justin vs. Rosacea: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

I SO HATE ROSACEA SHE HAS GOTTEN ON MY LAST NERVE!!!! OK One day I looked in the mirror and I started seeing redness on my nose. I didn't think too much of it because even since I was a teenager my face used to break out every time the seasons chan...

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"Write a Letter to HIV" Campaign!

"In the first few months, HIV, we had good days and we had bad days, but you never were far from my thoughts. I found support from friends and others who were well acquainted with you, and slowly life returned to normal. Wow. 'Normal.' That's not the...

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Dear HIV (My Letter to HIV): A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

Dear HIV,

Let me start out by saying you don't have me. You will never have me ever. My life, my love and my laughter you will never have.

You have almost destroyed the lives of the friends and family I have touched. Because of you I have to take...

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