Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

What Does HIV Stigma Look Like in Your Community?

Stigma has many faces and many names. When we talk about HIV stigma, are we all talking about the same thing? To find out what stigma means in different places and spaces in the U.S., TheBody.com asked people working in HIV to comment on what stigma lo…

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Project Runway's Mondo Guerra on Treatment Teams, "I Design" and What He Learned From Maria Davis

After a year since his last interview with TheBody.com, Project Runway designer Mondo Guerra is back to talk about what he's been up to in the past year and what he's learned from his new I Design campaign partner, Maria Davis.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Raising 7 Kids While HIV Positive, and Why It Takes a Village

Whitney Kyle always wanted to be a father. Now, 7 kids later, he shares his advice for being a dad while successfully living with HIV.

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Fatherhood First, Then Coming Out as Gay and HIV Positive

Paul Constantino came out in the early '80s, when HIV did not yet have a name. He has since navigated coming out to his children as a gay man, and coming out to his children as HIV positive. He's even come out as gay to his 13-year-old granddaughter!...

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Going for Fatherhood After an HIV Diagnosis Brings Doubt

Justin B. Terry-Smith thought an HIV diagnosis meant he couldn't be a father, but he discovered that determination could bring him anywhere he wanted.

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For One HIV-Positive Dad, a Journey Through Science and Surrogacy

Rick Nadan found out that he was HIV positive 10 days after his first surrogate was impregnated. What followed was a crazy journey with different doctors who had different opinions. However, after the first set of twins, Rick had a second set of twin...

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A Baby, an HIV-Positive Diagnosis and a Breakup -- All in One Month

There's a saying that life only gives us what we can handle. For Greg Guelda, his life was completely changed one December when he adopted a child, despite splitting up with his longtime partner.

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A Best Friends' Pact Leads to a New Life for One HIV-Positive Dad

Steven Brandt says his 6-year-old son, Jerryd, made him change his life and grow up fast -- in the best way.

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What Is Something New You Learned About HIV This Year?

In the world of HIV, no matter how much you know, there’s always something new to learn. We asked community members what they learned in 2014.

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Can I Smoke Marijuana While on HIV Meds?

Smoking marijuana while HIV+ and on meds? Check out what Dr. Joel Gallant has to say about that.

By Mathew Rodriguez