Latest by Tim Hinkhouse
24 Years Ago, I Was Arrested for Having HIV and Unprotected Sex and Failing to Disclose: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"This is 288 months of my life," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "In some cases, that's more than someone who took a life on purpose."
Questions About HIV Criminalization Law Updates, Retroactivity, and Recidivism: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"Who in the free world is looking out for those of us already incarcerated for decades, making sure that we get access to equal justice and fair punishment when new bills are signed into law?"
World AIDS Day Could Mean More Than Telling Prisoners to Get an HIV Test: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"Take a minute to remember those living with HIV and those we lost before the medicines prolonged our lives," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "I won't forget my brothers and sisters who are living with HIV and the ones I've lost."
"My goal is still to be an AIDS activist and help anyone incarcerated because of their HIV status," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "To be an advocate for them so their voices will be heard and they won't be forgotten."
Almost 30 years later, Tim Hinkhouse was contacted by the son he abandoned as an infant. Although he's unsure about how to handle it, he says it is "a blessing that I am grateful for."
Living with HIV is easy, really: It is all the day-to-day stuff that we deal with that frustrates us to the point where we forget to take care of ourselves.
A Good Summer: Still Undetectable, and My Biological Family Wants to Be a Part of My Life -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
Tim is happy to have recently found his birth mom, who knows he is HIV positive and printed out all of his blog entries "to see how he writes."
On his 47th birthday, Tim reflects: "You shouldn't dread the thought of getting older. Look at it as an opportunity to spend another year improving yourself and helping other people get through the rough spots of living with their HIV virus."
"I have the symptoms of someone with cirrhosis of the liver. How can this be? I haven't drunk alcohol in over twenty years, and I don't have hepatitis C," wonders Tim Hinkhouse.
"No longer am I the impulsive person I once was with total disregard for any and all consequences. Now I think everything through, playing all the outcomes in my mind first, so I can make the right decisions."