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Support on the High Seas: Aboard the 2013 HIV Cruise Retreat -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

Support on the High Seas: Aboard the 2013 HIV Cruise Retreat -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"The only thing we had in common was the presence of HIV in our lives -- but you would have hardly known it from our high spirits and passion for living."

A New, True Film of AIDS in the 1980s: _Dallas Buyers Club_ -- By Mark S. King Img

A New, True Film of AIDS in the 1980s: Dallas Buyers Club

"Dallas Buyers Club isn't interested in making the truth very pretty. A river of infected blood runs through it. So, too, does practically every other bodily fluid, along with bruises that won't heal."

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

Two Minutes of Advice on Testing HIV Positive: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Today, it's hard for me to recall a time in which I was afraid of becoming infected. I only know a life living with the virus, and my fears of HIV itself are long past."

The Inspiring Advocates of the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS: A Video Blog by Mark S. King Img
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The Inspiring Advocates of the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS: A Video Blog by Mark S. King

At the recent 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, the word "stigma" wafted through the event, in workshops and throughout the exhibit hall, like an annoying new pop song you couldn't stop humming.

The Stigma Project. The Mr....

The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta III: A Blog Entry by Mark. S. King Img
Personal Stories

The Real Poz Guys of Atlanta III: A Blog Entry by Mark. S. King

"These guys must be getting the hang of this, because we discussed and revealed things like never before. From crystal meth addiction to our mothers, nothing was off limits."

Suicide: A Love Story -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

Suicide: A Love Story -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"I knew about assisted suicide but had never heard of the mechanics of it firsthand, or considered the logistics a caring lover would undertake -- or had witnessed the haunted result like the one that now sat chain smoking across my living room."

An AIDS Death in the Family: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

An AIDS Death in the Family: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"[My brother Richard] had phoned me after weeks of frustrating silence about the declining health of his lover Emil. He said that Emil wanted to see me. I walked through their front door within an hour."

A Cure for AIDS: The HIV Advocates Turning Hope Into Action -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
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A Cure for AIDS: The HIV Advocates Turning Hope Into Action -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"We hoped for a cure early on, and then our hope faded. Before long, we didn't dare hope any longer. We just wanted treatment to ease the suffering and slow the dying."

The Trouble With Praising HIV Negative Gay Men: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

The Trouble With Praising HIV Negative Gay Men: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

National HIV Testing Day is next Thursday, June 27, and there is no better time to praise the many HIV negative gay men who are making smart decisions to remain that way. Hooray, HIV negative gay men! Let's show some love for our negative brothers, w...

HIV Stigma, Gay Men and the Fabulous Wizard of 'POZ': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img
Personal Stories

HIV Stigma, Gay Men and the Fabulous Wizard of 'POZ': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"What the world needs now is a message of tolerance toward people living with HIV. Delivered by me."