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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
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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."

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How HIV Activists Helped Create the Jeff Flake Elevator Moment

HIV activists were involved in the soul-gutting footage of women confronting Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. It's a fascinating story.

Protesters at AIDS 2018 conference
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AIDS2020 Will Welcome All the Right People to the USA. What a Travesty.

"It is every bit as absurd as it sounds," Mark S. King writes. "The International AIDS Society (IAS) plans to hold their global AIDS2020 conference in San Francisco -- an insanely expensive and privileged city located in a country that has become dan...

The presenters of the HIV Survivor Monologues
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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.

Kevin Mack speaks to supporters in Potomac, Maryland
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Candidate Kevin Mack Includes Life With HIV in Maryland Campaign

An openly gay candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates in the 15th District, Kevin Mack has a personal story unlike a typical political biography.

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Personal Stories

Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS Speak Up About Their Legacy

Just in time for the annual HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on June 5, The Reunion Project has released a new video in which people who have lived with HIV for decades discuss their legacy.

Mark S. King (left) and his brother
Personal Stories

Honoring My Older Gay Brother on 'LGBT Elders Day': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"My new post has video of my remarks at a special LGBT Elders event last night, where I honor my brother and he helps me tell our story," says Mark S. King "It's funny. It's sad. It's life."

Torres, second from left, with St. Vincent's staff in 1992
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Revered AIDS Doctor Gabriel Torres: Redemption After Meth Addiction

Gabriel Torres' ravenous addiction stole his career, his homes, his relationships, and his reputation, all within a few years. Today, he is alive and doing well, having been released from prison in November 2017.