https://www.thebody.com/author/mark-s-king
Mark S. King Img

Mark S. King

Mark S. King has been an active AIDS activist, writer and community organization leader since the early 1980s in Los Angeles. He has been an outspoken advocate for prevention education and for issues important to those living with HIV.

Diagnosed in 1985, Mark has held positions with the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, AID Atlanta and AIDS Survival Project, and is an award-winning writer. He continues his volunteer work as an AIDS educator and speaker for conferences and events.

Speaking engagements: Mark King is available to speak to groups. Contact Mark about speaking at your organization or event!

More About Mark:
Profile

Latest by Mark S. King

Screenshot from 'Sing Your Song'
Viewpoints

A Short Film for World AIDS Day Has Arrived. Watch It Right Now.

"An exhilarating new short film produced especially for people living with HIV is about to grab your heart and make you stand up and cheer," Mark S. King writes.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
Mary Bowman performing at the opening of the 20th Anniversary Community Summit

The History of HIV/AIDS in One Astonishing Poem

Mary Bowman's words manage to capture the entire history of the epidemic -- and they paint gorgeous verbal pictures along the way.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
Original ACT UP activists Mark Harrington, Peter Staley, Gregg Gonsalves, and Ann Northrup at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on October 11, 2018
News

Thirty Years Later, AIDS Activists Who 'Seized Control' Discuss Their Legacy

"Activism, indeed, matters," Mark S. King writes. "It was humbling to revisit the ongoing legacy of ACT UP and the countless other activists who have had such a profound impact."

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
The presenters of the HIV Survivor Monologues
News

Five Takeaways From the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

Mark S. King tells us what at this year's USCA made the biggest impact on him and his work as an HIV advocate.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
David Furnish (left) with Mark S. King at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Viewpoints

How David Furnish Feels About HIV Funding, PrEP, U=U, and the AIDS 2020 Controversy

The elegant chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and husband to Sir Elton John joined Mark S. King on-camera at AIDS 2018.

By Mark S. King
Ivo Mittelmeijer and Ejay de Wit speak with Mark S. King about the NoMoreC campaign at Sauna NZ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during AIDS 2018
News

A Gay Sauna Strives to Wipe Out Hepatitis C

The NoMoreC campaign is sponsored in part by Sauna NZ, a gay bathhouse in Amsterdam. So it seemed only appropriate for Mark S. King to head over to the sauna for a little quality time.

By Mark S. King
Lyle Muns speaks with Mark S. King
Sex Workers

Sex Worker Lyle Muns on the Emancipation of People With HIV

"My time in Amsterdam for the 2018 International AIDS Conference has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more 'sex positive' than most," Mark S. King notes.

By Mark S. King
HIV activists march in Amsterdam on July 23 during the 2018 International AIDS Conference
News

HIV Activists March on Amsterdam During International AIDS Conference

On July 23, activists streamed through the streets to loudly -- and often quite colorfully -- advocate for an array of issues that, in large part, have been championed directly by communities of people living with HIV.

By Mark S. King
Mark S. King at the 'Out With It' AIDS 2018 preconference meeting
Viewpoints

Gay Men From Around the World Share Struggles and Solutions at International AIDS Conference

In his first video report from the 2018 International AIDS Conference, Mark S. King finds out what gay life is really like for men around the globe. Some of their answers might surprise you.

By Mark S. King and Kenyon Farrow
The cast of 'Merce,' the web series.
Personal Stories

The World AIDS Day Anthem We Really Need Has Just Arrived: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The upcoming season of the web series Merce, about a man living with HIV, features a song about loving someone living with the virus and a video to accompany it.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com