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A Short Film for World AIDS Day Has Arrived. Watch It Right Now.

"An exhilarating new short film produced especially for people living with HIV is about to grab your heart and make you stand up and cheer," Mark S. King writes.

Mary Bowman performing at the opening of the 20th Anniversary Community Summit

The History of HIV/AIDS in One Astonishing Poem

Mary Bowman's words manage to capture the entire history of the epidemic -- and they paint gorgeous verbal pictures along the way.

Original ACT UP activists Mark Harrington, Peter Staley, Gregg Gonsalves, and Ann Northrup at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on October 11, 2018

Thirty Years Later, AIDS Activists Who 'Seized Control' Discuss Their Legacy

"Activism, indeed, matters," Mark S. King writes. "It was humbling to revisit the ongoing legacy of ACT UP and the countless other activists who have had such a profound impact."

The presenters of the HIV Survivor Monologues

Five Takeaways From the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

Mark S. King tells us what at this year's USCA made the biggest impact on him and his work as an HIV advocate.

The cast of 'Merce,' the web series.
Personal Stories

The World AIDS Day Anthem We Really Need Has Just Arrived: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The upcoming season of the web series Merce, about a man living with HIV, features a song about loving someone living with the virus and a video to accompany it.

Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It. Img

Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It.

"How is it," Mark S. King asks, "that a longtime HIV activist could die from AIDS without the word being spoken?"

Mark S. King gets some vape love from advocate Damon L. Jacobs
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This HIV Survivor Quit Smoking to Vape. Don't Judge. A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV," Mark S. King writes. "I suppose that's progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?"

Zachary Booth and Alan Cumming in 'After Louie'
Personal Stories

After Louie Film Review: An AIDS Survivor, Barely Surviving

Mark S. King reviews director Vincent Gagliostro's semi-autobiographical film starring Alan Cumming as a a shell-shocked gay veteran of the 1980s trying to come to grips with his tragic past.

Review: _The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson_ Is Trans Film Noir -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

Review: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Is Trans Film Noir

Filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague) returns with a new documentary that shows the deep rift that continues between trans people and the rest of the LGBT community.

DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men "Not Living With HIV": A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men "Not Living With HIV": A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."