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Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower? A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower? A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King reports that the day after a whistleblower lawsuit against AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made public, AHF pulled funding from an upcoming event co-organized by a plaintiff.

The Angry Fallout From the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandall: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Angry Fallout From the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandall: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

In exclusive interviews, one of the plaintiffs, Jack Carrel of Louisiana, his lead counsel Theodore Leopold, and several prominent figures in the HIV arena speak out about the charges and what the lawsuit could mean.

The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The First Man Cured of HIV to Join the HIV Cruise Retreat: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

He's been cured of HIV, but he's still very much a part of the HIV community. Timothy Ray Brown is joining this year's "POZ Cruise," which is being hosted by Mark S. King for the fifth year in a row!

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Our Transgender Teachable Moment: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I like to consider myself an enlightened gay man. A career in HIV advocacy has taught me a lot about sexuality, racism, and women's issues. But I'll be damned if I have managed to learn very much about the T in LGBT. My sensitivity level is long ove...

The Disguised Blessings of HIV-Positive Poet Mary Bowman: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Disguised Blessings of HIV-Positive Poet Mary Bowman: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When Mary E. Bowman stepped to the stage five years ago at SpitDat, an open mic night in Washington, D.C., she was 20 years old and terrified. She was about to perform "Dandelions," her first poem to reveal a secret that her own family had long kept ...

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My Gonorrhea Nostalgia: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The first time I contracted gonorrhea, which in my day was affectionately called The Clap, I was 20 years old and had just moved to West Hollywood, California. It was 1981, disco was still thumping in the bars, and the bath houses were packed. My dan...

15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Looking forward to the coming months, Mark King tells you which HIV advocates you should be keeping your eye on.

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The End of AIDS Is a Cynical Lie

The seemingly imminent end of HIV has become a rallying cry for everything from AIDS Walk pledges to research dollars. And however well-meaning these contentions might be, I find it to be a sad and cynical ploy for donations and engagement. Our publi...

My Career as a Phone Sex Operator During the Dawn of AIDS: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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My Career as a Phone Sex Operator During the Dawn of AIDS: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Over the years of my vocation I spoke to thousands of men. Some of them faithfully requested me every week, uttering secrets to me they had never spoken aloud before."

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NEGATIVE: HIV-Negative Gay Men Speaking for Themselves (Video)

What do HIV-negative gay men really think about HIV? To find out, Mark S. King sat down with four of them and said, "Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around."