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Aunsha Hall-Everett and Michael Everett with daughter Jadenna Monae Elizabeth

Modern Family

Two same gender loving men in a serodifferent marriage start a family of their own.

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What HIV Means to Me! Havoc Into Victory

"The nurse walked in and said, 'Ms.Thomas, I'm not going to beat around the bush. Your HIV test came back positive,'" Wanona Thomas writes. "In that moment, my heart dropped in my stomach. I felt numb all over. Her words were final."

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Untying Tongues: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on Joseph Beam, Black Gay Men, and Ending HIV Stigma

The Noah's Arc actor discusses Joseph Beam and what Black gay men can do today to fight HIV stigma.

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Making Private Testimony Public and the Impact on Social Media With HIV Activism: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

"Sometimes, I wonder, will the generation after me understand what we've done to help in the fight against HIV?" Justin B. Terry-Smith asks. "I know that the generation before me probably thought the same thing."

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Making Black Gay Lives Matter: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on the Impact of Joseph Beam (and Noah's Arc)

Honoring the birthday of late black gay writer and activist Joseph Beam, actor Darryl Stephens discusses the legacy of Beam, as well as his own in the breakout show Noah's Arc.

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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?"

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Todrick Hall on HIV Awareness, Stigma and Fear Among People of Color

Despite his celebrity status and large body of work, Todrick Hall still makes time to shine a light on HIV issues among people of color. Charles Sanchez recently talked with him about how HIV has affected his life and his advocacy.

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Rosacea: My Story -- A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

After dealing with the physical and emotional consequences of suffering from the skin condition for five years, Justin B. Terry-Smith thinks he might have finally found a solution.

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Behind Prison Doors

"Being isolated is the worst thing that a newly diagnosed HIV positive person can ever have happen to them," Tamala Johnson writes. "I was living my worst nightmare while wide awake."

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The Curse That Has Many Blessings: A Blog Entry by Shelia Crockett

"Some wouldn't want to be in this place right now and have this disease but not me, because it's my starting point in life," Shelia Crockett writes.