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Mr. Gay World Entry Gets Personal on PrEP and Testing Poz: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Mr. Gay World Entry Gets Personal on PrEP and Testing Poz: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"When Sadiq Ali heard about a clinical trial for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) happening in the United Kingdom in 2013, the athletic 26-year old hesitated," writes King. "He worried about what starting PrEP might say to people about his sexual beha...

The Sound of Stigma: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Sound of Stigma: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Stigma operates exactly like the deadly virus we claim to oppose: It infects pieces of us and then turns those factions against the rest, until the entire body is weakened and vulnerable," writes King. "We all know how that process ends."

Kim Hood, COO of HAART in Baton Rouge, has some choice words for AHF.
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AHF Offers Loans to Louisiana Agencies They Are Suing! A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"In a bizarre press release issued by AIDS Healthcare Foundation ... has offered 'no interest loans' to assist Baton Rouge HIV non-profits who are suffering financially as a result of being sued by AHF," writes King. "Yes, their circular logic is e...

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Louisiana HIV Agencies Respond to 'Shocking' AHF Lawsuit: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"In a profoundly troubling lawsuit against the City of Baton Rouge and local HIV/AIDS non-profits, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has forced federal funds to be withheld while AHF continues their litigious temper tantrum over not receiving a Ry...

The Challenging Web Series That Travels From 'Unsure' to 'Positive': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Challenging Web Series That Travels From 'Unsure' to 'Positive': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

King interviews the series creator, writer and star Christian Daniel Kiley "about the show, bad gay movies, John Updike quotes, meth-driven orgies and the fact something in his show absolutely pissed me off."

I Discovered My Brother Was Gay From _The Advocate_ Magazine: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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I Discovered My Brother Was Gay From The Advocate Magazine

"My own struggle to accept myself was purely internal, and often in conflict with nearly everything I witnessed or read growing up in Louisiana," writes King about being 14 years old and seeing a photo of his older brother in a gay theater performanc...

I Watched Charlie Sheen on _The Dr. Oz Show_ so You Don't Have To: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show so You Don't Have To

After watching Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show, Mark S. King says, "his Chasing the Cure! conversation with Dr. Oz might be the worst thing to ever happen to AIDS cure research, or at least the most irresponsible reporting about it."

The Man Who Buried Them Remembers: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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The Man Who Buried Them Remembers: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King sits down with Tom Bonderenko, a Baltimore-based former priest, who says that burying people who died of AIDS in the '80s was the most important, meaningful thing he has ever done.

16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Blogger Mark S. King honors 16 HIV leaders -- from nearly every corner of the world -- who are speaking out, acting up and in some cases risking their personal safety and liberty.

Five Things I Learned Aboard the Poz Cruise: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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Five Things I Learned Aboard the Poz Cruise: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Each year, several hundred people living with HIV embark on a cruise for a week of fun and frolic on the high seas. Here are five things I have learned aboard the HIV Cruise Retreat.