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When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Anthony Braswell wasn't thinking about the International Olympic Committee's notorious protection of the Olympic rings logo when he came up with a dangerous idea.

The Viral Divide Flash Collective: Mark S. King, Bryson Rose, Damon L. Jacobs, Charles Sanchez, Frederick Weston, Bruce Ward, James Krellenstein, Alex Wilson, Durell Knights, Jordan Eagles, Leo Herrera, Avram Finkelstein and Jawanza James Williams
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Gay Collective: 'The Virus Divides. It Doesn't Have To.' A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

In a cramped meeting room in New York City on May 27, 2016, a dozen gay men, HIV positive and negative alike, came together to answer a vexing question: How do gay men bridge a divide that has been forged through decades of HIV stigma, distrust and m...

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Jesse Peel Is Aging Swimmingly

"When I retired in 1992, my goal was to be here for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996," Jesse Peel states. "Then the new HIV drug cocktail happened, and my goals just kept spreading further out in front of me. I'm hoping to reach 80."

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Can Older People Get Some ... Satisfaction?

Mark S. King spoke with three HIV-positive seniors who have navigated the sexual terrain. Their experiences range from adventurous to romantic to a happy dismissal of sex altogether.

Will Armstrong
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There's More Room in a Broken Heart: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When Will Armstrong emerges from heart surgery in just a few days, he will have weeks of hospitalization ahead. He will also have expensive new hardware in his chest and a devoted animal waiting anxiously at home.

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Surviving Life Itself: Reflections of a Longtime Survivor -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I am sensitive to the passage of time because I have seen lives with great promise left unfulfilled," Mark S. King writes. "I may no longer fear dying, but I am sorely afraid of not taking full advantage of these precious additional years that were ...

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Checking Privilege at 'HIV Is Not a Crime' 2016: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The conference "was at turns exhilarating and a little unnerving," Mark S. King writes. "White male advocates like myself might have lost our bearings from time to time, wondering why we felt self-conscious at a conference devoted to an issue we care...

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The Nearly Naked AIDS Advocate: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

When the curtain rises for On Demand, the newest Broadway Bares show to be performed in New York City on June 19, Ben Ryan will be back, appearing for a third time in the opening number.

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Into the Desert, After the Bomb: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Daniel Cardone’s essential but relentlessly grim documentary about longtime AIDS survivors, Desert Migration, is fascinated with the bodies of the gay men it profiles," Mark S. King writes.

The Comfort of Blaming Other People for New HIV Cases: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Comfort of Blaming Other People for New HIV Cases: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

For years, Mark S. King delivered the stock message: Most HIV transmission comes from those who don't know their status. But new data says many times it's from those who are diagnosed but not in care. What's an advocate to do?