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After Uproar, UnitedHealthcare Reverses Truvada Prescription Policy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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After Uproar, UnitedHealthcare Reverses Truvada Prescription Policy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When it was revealed a few days ago that the insurer had rejected a patient's pre-authorization claim for the drug Truvada as PrEP due to "high risk homosexual behavior," all hell broke loose. Now, the insurer has reversed themselves -- and then some...

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Insurer Denies Truvada Due to 'High-Risk Homosexual Behavior': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

UnitedHealthcare, Inc., denied a pre-authorization request from a gay man for Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) because he has gay sex. Really.

Taboo Sex, Racism and Gay Men: A Chat in Black and White -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Taboo Sex, Racism and Gay Men: A Chat in Black and White -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King and Counter Narrative Project founder Charles Stephens have a candid conversation about gay men, sex, racism, HIV and the thrill of the taboo.

Leo Forte, Chris Hanner, and Rock Evans in a scene from the video series The PrEP Project
News

Finally! The Sexy Gay PrEP Video We've Been Waiting For. A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Chris Tipton-King has created a fun gay PrEP video series that's informative, naughty and a total blast.

Those Offended by #NoJusticeNoPride Should Learn LGBT History: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Those Offended by #NoJusticeNoPride Should Learn LGBT History: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Activist Peter Staley shares his perspective with Mark S. King about why street activism is not only a right, but an obligation.

Larry Kramer, Kelsey Louie of GMHC, Mark S. King, and Larry's husband, David Webster
Personal Stories

The True Love Story Behind Larry Kramer's Novel Faggots

When Mark S. King read the novel in 1978 when he was 17, he never knew he would one day be standing in the living room of the two main characters as they shared the backstory of the controversial sexual satire.

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AIDS, Love and Desperation at the Louise Hay Ride

Louise Hay's message of self-love was provocative and unforgettable, recalls Mark S. King: "Call it new age or metaphysics, but I just call it spiritual activism during a time when no one else would have us."

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Personal Stories

A Second Chance at Death: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I have learned important lessons about the intimacies of dying that I can use when I eventually face my own mortality," Mark S. King writes.

Sean McKenna, as part of a portrait series by photographer David Meanix
Personal Stories

Sean McKenna: Life With AIDS Isn't So Damn 'Fabulous' -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Sean McKenna does exactly what a good advocate should do. He bears witness and holds people accountable."

The Irony of Aging: The HIV/AIDS Seniors Conference -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Irony of Aging: The HIV/AIDS Seniors Conference -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When he was diagnosed 32 years ago, Mark S. King never expected to live long enough to be featured as a keynote speaker at an upcoming conference for older people living with HIV.