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The Blessing of Desperation: My Journey to Reduce Stress After My HIV Diagnosis Img
Heterosexual Men

The Blessing of Desperation: My Journey to Reduce Stress After My HIV Diagnosis

"My message to you, this and every World AIDS Day, is please do your best to learn from our experiences so you are not doomed to repeat them," Reggie Smith writes. "If you have contracted HIV, change the things that you can to create as much of a str...

Which Black Lives Matter? 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS Informs, Inspires and Reminds: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Personal Stories

Which Black Lives Matter? 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS Informs, Inspires and Reminds: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

Blogger Reggie Smith decries the lack of focus on experiences of heterosexual black men at the U.S.'s largest HIV community meeting.

Truth, Reconciliation and Healing for Heteromagnetics: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Personal Stories

Truth, Reconciliation and Healing for Heteromagnetics: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"The thing you want when you are drowning is a life preserver. It doesn't matter who throws it to you," writes blogger Reggie Smith, on what his fellow "heteromagnetic" couples could learn from the LGBT community. "An attitude of intolerance or indif...

You Can Live With HIV, But What Happens When You Do? A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Viewpoints

You Can Live With HIV, But What Happens When You Do? A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"Heterosexual people have much to discuss and do, behaviorally, if we are going to successfully stem the tide of new HIV infections," muses Reggie Smith in his latest blog entry.

Monogamy for Life Can Be Tough; Taking Meds for Life Is Hard Too: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Personal Stories

Monogamy for Life Can Be Tough; Taking Meds for Life Is Hard Too: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"When we are having honest conversations about the nature of our lusts without the drama of preconceived ideas, is when humanity will grow," blogger Reggie Smith writes.

Money Can't Buy You Time, but HIV Makes Life More Precious: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Personal Stories

Money Can't Buy You Time, but HIV Makes Life More Precious: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"Have you ever been faced with your own mortality? When I was at the end of active addiction to heroin, I thought I wanted to die and wanted time to stop. "

Heterosexuals Die Behind HIV Lies; They're More Volunteers Than Victims -- A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Heterosexual Men

Heterosexuals Die Behind HIV Lies; They're More Volunteers Than Victims -- A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"The allure of sex is so strong, that most of us, no matter what we say publicly, will gamble with our lives for the chance to "lose our minds" for a little while."

Two Sick People in Bed: Relationship or Hospital? A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img

Two Sick People in Bed: Relationship or Hospital? A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"We all bring "emotional baggage" to our relationships, but without tools for healing and dealing with issues as they arise, we are liable to let our emotions determine our words and actions. "

Empathy Is Easier, After It Happens to You: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img
Personal Stories

Empathy Is Easier, After It Happens to You: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"In America, greedy politicians and people who lack empathy use the power we gave them to starve and deny the less fortunate. We can do better than this as a society."

Quality Over Quantity; Everything Is Temporary: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img

Quality Over Quantity; Everything Is Temporary: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

Then there's a time Seems like you'll never find Someone willing to love you Keep on lookin', you'll soon discover

**A mighty love Will sometimes makes you weep and moan A mighty love You sit all day by the telephone Cause you're all alone You n...